Part One: Research, Explore, Learn

  • Research the topic(s) associated with your narrative, using scholarly and popular resources, as appropriate. Refer to our Topic Lens page for help narrowing your narrative’s focus.

Part Two: Outline/StoryBoard/Plan

  • Storyboarding is the first step towards understanding sound and images. It is the plan or blueprint that will guide decision-making about images, video, and sound. Simple storyboards will just have room for images/video and the script.

Part Three: Gather, Create, Modify

  • Collect/Index Media associated with your narrative (e.g. images, maps, documents) and store it in one folder. Remember also to keep track of web-based resources during the course of your research for easy recall when the time comes to construct your narrative.
  • Create graphics, videos, photographsas appropriateto use with your narrative.​​​​​​
  • Modify items (if permitted) to fit with your narrative.

Part Four: Create Your Narrative

 Refer to our Digital Narratives Guide and How to Guide to get started.

Part Five: Publish and Share