Storyboard Logic Models Activity

This worksheet by the Action Evaluation Collective gives a steps by step run down of how to use storyboards to engage people in telling their stories. It's focus is on working with and engaging young people in a participatory process.

This resource and the following information was contributed by Alice Macfarlan (BetterEvaluation).

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Action Evaluation Collective

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This two page guide begins with an overview over the using storyboards to illicit participant stories and then breaks down the storyboard process into three stages with discussion questions to illicit what happened before, during and after the project or program.

Who is this resource useful for?

  • Evaluators;
  • Those involved in evaluation capacity strengthening;

How have you used or intend on using this resource?

I would use this as a starting point to guide the development of a storyboard activity, though I'd probably also be looking at other resources or examples of how people have used this option to gain some more in depth information about the process and what works or does not work well. 

Why would you recommend it to other people?

I like that it's brief and printable so it would make a good overview to share with colleagues and participants to explain the process. It's also written in very friendly, open language, and so isn't intimidating for people who haven't used this option before. It doesn't present the steps as rules but as suggestions.


Action Evaluation Collaborative (n.d.) Storyboard Activity. [Worksheet]. Retrieved from:

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npetten's picture

Hello and thanks for sharing this resource. I actually just wrapped up an evaluation that used a similar storyboarding activity with youth participants for an arts-based after-school program.

I learned that it requires a careful and thorough explanation of the activity so that the youth can conceptualise the change that occurs as a result of the program. It is also helpful to consider the age and level of engagement in the activity of the youth that are participating--I had to restructure the storyboard activity slightly to account for these differences between the different sites (it was a multi-site evaluation).

I took a child assent approach in my evaluation which emphasises the precautionary steps and processes to ensure that the youth felt comfortable participating in the evaluation, which subsequently improved the quality of the data that we collected as evaluators.

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Alice Macfarlan

Thanks for sharing your experiences, Nick. I've just sent you a private message asking if you'd be able to share more details about the process you used.

Kind regards,

Alice - BetterEvaluation Website and Engagement Coordinator

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