Showing posts with label Storyboard. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Storyboard. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Gaming up a story with the PowerPoint Game Design Storyboard Shapes...

Visual Studio Gallery - Storyboard Shapes - Game Design Shapes

"Use these shapes to visualize your game and then connect them to the Team Foundation Server

This is the first of a number of icons that you could use to design your games.  This is not intended to be used in place of your final graphics, but allows you to determine what graphics you need and to explain your work goals.

For connectors in Storyboarding, use the "shapes" and select a connector.  The Storyboard shapes do not normally have connectors. If you are used to using Visio that can be confusing.

This will aid in showing non-app devs what your plan of work is for your game.  This storyboard might be improved overtime since it needs improvement.


Storyboarding in PowerPoint/VS2012 has saved me untold hours of effort... There's just nothing like showing a user a near-app like view of what you THINK they are asking for (and getting back, "Oh no, not THAT! Now that I see it, I'd...")

Here's a snap of more of the shapes in this pack;


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Microsoft does iOS/iPad/iPhone! - Shapes in the Storyboard Gallery that is...

Brian Harry's blog - iOS, iPhone & iPad storyboarding

"So much happened yesterday I’m still trying to catch up on writing about it.

Yesterday we release three new sets of storyboarding shapes on the Visual Studio Gallery.

Common iOS Icons


iPhone controls


iPad controls


These shape libraries are designed to be used with the Storyboarding tools in VS 2012 Premium, Ultimate and Test Professional products.  I hope you enjoy using them.

Visual Studio Gallery


Kind of interesting and I think cool that these shapes are from Microsoft itself, not a third party.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Let me tell you a story about the first community submitted Storyboard Shapes...

Automation Planet - First Community Storyboard Shapes of Icons and Web Tools for Visual Studio 2012

I am really happy to be the first one from the community to contribute to the Storyboard shapes and galleries, I am really inspired by the Storyboard and I believe it will become the first class citizen for product owners, analysts and web designers.

I also like the Font Awesome so much specialy with Bootstrap, so I decide to convert this wonderful library (Font Awesome) to Storyboard icons.

Download Font Awesome Icons Storyboard gallery from here

I also have some ideas in Web that I believe we will need them a lot in web projects, like block loader, notification bars, modal forms, confirmation modal and many other, so I just create another gallery and called it Web Tool, of course this is just the start!

Download Web Tool Storyboard gallery from here


Font Awesome Icons

"This library contains Font Awesome Icons that work for Storyboard Add-in for PowerPoint

The Font Awesome is one of the best development style in Web 2.0, it contains about 220 Icons, so this library for its icons, I believe it's really awesome!

To use:

1) Open PowerPoint.

2) Navigate to the Storyboarding tab.

3) Click the 'Import Shapes' button and select this file.

Now your shapes will be imported into your Storyboard Shapes library for you to use.

For more information about Font Awesome see the following link:



Web Tools

Some Web components, like loader, annotation bars, etc.


You've heard me chat about Visual Studio Gallery for Storyboard Shapes on RadioTFS, Visual Studio 2012 RC,  and seen them mentioned on TWC9, TWC9: Meet Windows Azure, 100,000 apps, Windows 8 eBooks, Big Data and more. Now the community is already stepping up and submitting their own shapes! How cool is that?