Pre-Production is an important part of the design process. If you jump right into designing without organizing your thoughts, the materials, or the content, the design process can be a frustrating or overwhelmingly challenging experience.
The following activities can help you prepare for your design project:
- Organize the content using post-it notes (or the post-it note app), PowerPoint, Google Slides, or a Mind Mapping tools.
- Draw your design on paper, sketch it online (e.g., Google Drawing), or create a Storyboard.
- If you are recording audio or video, write a script for the narration (see “How to Write a Good Script” to learn more) and read the Video Best Practices handout.
- For script and storyboard templates, see KQED’s Media Making Toolkit.
Show your initial design to one or more students, or colleagues, to solicit feedback. Or, better yet, share your plans in our course Google+ Community!