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Google Chrome comic book

The cartoonist Scott McCloud has made a comic for Google explaining the story behind their browser, Chrome. It's a pretty nerdy look behind the scenes, but a quite engaging way to communicate tech stuff.

It was originally designed as a printed comic to create hype about the new browser among journalists and bloggers.

If you don't know Scott McCloud, I can highly recommend his book Understanding Comics.

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  • The Google Chrome comic book Open link in new window
  • Scott McCloud's book Understanding Comics at amazon.com Open link in new window
  • Scott McCloud's book Understanding Comics at amazon.co.uk Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - November 17, 2008 - via User Experience and Design

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Using comics to communicate complex design visions

Some organizations and design teams have turned to comics to communicate difficult product and design concepts to large and diverse audiences. UIE has published an interview with Yahoo!'s Kevin Cheng, who develops user experience concepts with comics.

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  • The interview in audio Open link in new window
  • Excerpt of the interview Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - September 27, 2007

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Communicating designs through comics

Often, interaction designers must communicate complicated ideas to audiences of non- technical stakeholders. Rebekah Sedaca suggests using comics. They are an effective means of communicating difficult concepts, even in the most staid corporate environments and with the most serious topics.

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  • Comics: Not just for laughs! Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - July 01, 2007

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Envisionments

Envisionments are idealized scenarios that show how future products can change our daily lives. They demonstrate ideal experiences of how imagined features of imagined products can change the way things are done today.

According to Jared Spool, envisionments can inspire teams to produce improved experiences for their users and help them get on the same page.

There are many creative techniques for rendering envisionments, such as video, stop-motion animations and simple comic strips. In his article, Jared shows examples of envisionment videos created by Apple and Nokia.

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  • Knowledge Navigator Deconstructed: Building an Envisionment Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - June 20, 2007

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