In preparing materials on storyboarding for this year's NUvention Web+Media course, Daniel Eiden, one of the TA's, included the following from Ryan Daugherty's blog.
I LOVE THIS STORYBOARD.
Simple? ✔ Visual? ✔ Personas clear? ✔ Problem clear? ✔ Payoff clear? ✔ Solution explicit, focal and distinct from payoff? ✔
Pretty impressive and lightweight. Panel 3 is what I meant by the Scene. What the user sees. No "a miracle occurs" allowed.
Could even be reduced to 3 panels if personas and problem can be conveyed in Panel 1.
I'm planning on making all my teams do these early and often.
[Update: in doing so, I have made one small tweak.]