Forget long documents
When creating products and services, long functional specifications get in the way. They are quickly filled with unnecessary features, they are easily misinterpreted, and they can’t be validated with users before the actual design and development starts. There is a better way to define how products and services should work.
Build a story with Scenes
Storyboards are a powerful way to show the value of ideas and product visions in their context of use. They make messages more memorable and understandable.
Scenes is a tool and a method to create storyboards about products and services fast, collaboratively and iteratively. It empowers business leaders and professionals of all industries to shape their ideas and scenarios in the form of fun illustrative stories without the need of refined drawing skills.
A new approach to storytelling
Scenes includes a set of pre-defined illustrations that can be physically or digitally combined in scenes to create a visual story. These Scenes building blocks are grouped in the following categories:
Just concentrate on your message!
Scenes makes it possible to explore and iterate ideas very quickly on a visual and tactile level without having refined drawing skills.
Try out your ideas without effort.
Because the illustrations can easily be moved around, the effort to make changes is minimal resulting in more experimentation and participation
Build a story with your colleagues!
The physical version of “Scenes” has been designed with collaboration in mind, allowing every team member to simultaneously contribute to the creation of the story.
Use Scenes to
Humanize your research insights
Create a storyboard to show your project team how users experience their world. The project team will experience it too!
Capture current scenarios
Map the user journey of your existing solution as a story. This will help you to identify problems and understand their impact.
Validate new ideas
Do you have a great idea for a future solution? Create a storyboard about how it will work to get early feedback.
Our professionally designed toolkit contains an ever growing library of illustrations for your stories. The Scenes Basic Set includes generic illustrations that can be easily adapted to a wide variety of use-cases. The Scenes add-ons are small sets with few additional illustrations focusing on a certain topic or industry. Choose the material that best suits your needs.
Scenes is a method and a toolkit created by SAP AppHaus and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at https://apphaus.sap.com/approach/scenes.
Applying the appropriate attribution for the use of Scenes™ in your work
The following attribution statement should be visible either at the beginning or end of the document where the Scenes illustrations are displayed (be it a video, picture, slide presentation, text document, website, or other material):
Work created with Scenes™ by SAP AppHaus (https://apphaus.sap.com/scenes)
Nothing in this document gives you any right to use the Scenes™ trademark other than in connection with the appropriate attribution statement provided by SAP.
For the use and distribution of own illustrations based on Scenes™, please contact us.
Do you want to create your own add-on and share it with the world? We welcome your creations and support you with their publication. Contact us!
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Scenes for virtual workshops in MURAL
To enable collaboration and innovation between remote teams, the SAP AppHaus is optimizing the methods of the Innovation Culture Toolkit for a virtual environment. Now, you can use Scenes in MURAL.
Friends of Scenes
If you are interested in adding three-dimensional elements to your Scenes storyboards, we are happy to refer you to the brand new kit from Playmobil: PLAYMOBIL pro. It is an innovative modeling kit for professionals, which encourages problem-solving and creative thinking in the workplace. The system is based around the iconic PLAYMOBIL figure, which for generations has served as an educational toy encouraging imaginative play. Now it can also be used by adults in the frame of a professional context to aid in prototyping, project management, creative workshops and more.