A Review of Storyboard Tools, Concepts and Frameworks

  • Nor’ain Mohd Yusoff
  • Siti Salwah Salim
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8523)


This paper describes and analyses storyboard tools, concepts and frameworks. It aims to identify gaps in storyboard works in an attempt to extend support for establishing a common ground between instruction designers and subject-matter experts as a distributed instructional design team. Twenty-four storyboard tools, concepts and frameworks are described according to the two classifications of domain applications, domain-independent and domain-dependent. They are reviewed and analysed with regard to three aspects of e-learning storyboard requirements: collaborative design environment, iterative process methodology and designer-centredness support. The finding shows that much less research has been done on collaborative environments and iterative processes than on supporting designers’ work. It is also found that storyboard systems have some limitations in terms of giving the distributed instructional design team opportunity to engage in these cognitive task-related activities.


storyboard tools storyboard systems distributed instructional design team 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nor’ain Mohd Yusoff
    • 1
  • Siti Salwah Salim
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Computing and InformaticsMultimedia UniversityCyberjayaMalaysia
  2. 2.Faculty of Computer Science and Information TechnologyUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia

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