"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Saturday, August 1, 2009


[continued from the Last Post.]

The concept of Storyboarding emerged from the fertile brain of Walt Disney. There are several ways to storyboard.

This example demonstrates a double-panel method, where a one-to-one relationship is established between imagery and text. Each individual double-panel can be used to sequentially build up a story or theme. The applications are manifold, some of which include:

creating cartoons;

crafting documentary films;

designing full-length feature films;

outlining the theme of a novel;

creative problem solving in business or in personal life;

education: learning subject matter in a memorable manner;

command-and-control communication scenarios, e.g. in the armed forces;

There can be as many panels as you wish, each custommade for an individual or an organisation.

Sizes can vary with application requirements and imagery should be in colour, if possible. This enhances idea-generation, and makes the panels look attractive.

The numbering of the panels is done only after the final sorting process has been completed.

The advantage of loose panels is the freedom to change sequences; such independence unleashes creativity, with ideas often emerging serendipitously.

[To be continued in the Next Post. Excerpted from 'Surfing the Intellect: Building Intellectual Capital for a Knowledge Economy', by Dilip Mukerjea. All images in this post are the intellectual property of Dilip Mukerjea.]

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