Is the UX design similar to filmmaking?
Traditionally film has always been from a director point of view of a subject matter.
When crafting user stories for UX, I often wondered where terms like persona, customer journey maps, it sounds like they were taking a page off from storytelling in filmmaking? When trying to present the problem in UX, I see a use of storyboards in to describe user problems or solutions in the customer journey map as a form of visual storytelling describing key events.
There may be some overlaps with UX and filmmaking in these areas.
- Both Films and UX Design are trying to tell the user a story, through the product.
- Both need to have an audience to showcase your final solution.
- You gather user requirement and stakeholders requirements and figure out a solution.
- There is an iteration and design phase for each medium
- Both Processes are trying to communicate to the user
The only place where film and UX Design differ is that once a film is out it is hard to change after the audience reacts to it. Unless you re-shoot a whole scene again.
But with UX there is an chance to iterate based on user findings and feedback.