Bonny Colville-Hyde of Sift Digital led the session - talking about the benefits and her experiences before giving us a beginner's lesson and getting us all to dive in. It was fun. But for someone not particularly arty it was pretty difficult too.
Would I persevere to get better? Probably not. But if I encounter colleagues with more artistic talent than me (wouldn't take much) I would heartily encourage them. A great way to build on personas and compliment user experience maps, or just summarise research findings, or communicate a vision for a new UX.
Comics can be so powerful; much more immediate than a written summary and Bonny told how some of her comics went viral around the companies she produced them for. And I don't think you can get better dissemination of research within an organisation than that.
I was going to write more, but Martin Belam has beaten me to it and done a great job.
Creating your first UX comic - slides by Bonny Colville-Hyde
And here's my ropey first effort...
|We created comics to illustrate a UX for an online florist|