Nerd Session Story Lab: Emerging Science & Practical Insights for Creatives

Detailed Program

Wednesday, June 24

Introduction to storytelling. We’ll start with the fundamentals — what is a story? Why do they matter? How do you tell a good one? We’ll share inspiring stories about design, flirt with neuroscience, and get our hands dirty with a storyboarding exercise. During class we’ll share our creations, and continue with Q&A after class time.  

Wednesday July 1
Developing your story. We’ll cover practical aspects of storytelling for designers, including topics like visual communication, adapting to your audience, and crafting a memorable experience for them. This class will focus on a hands-on workshop where you will share a story, refine it through multiple iterations, and get supportive feedback. Your homework will be to apply what you learn and create a short presentation for the next session.

Wednesday, July 8
Sharing your story. In this class, we come together to share what we’ve created and learned. You’ll have an opportunity to present your work to the larger group, as well as see inspiring highlights from your peers around the world. We will gather insights and observations about what goes into a great story, and synthesize them into guiding principles. You’ll step away with greater confidence in your work and practical insights for your next digital presentation.

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