A Moodboard is a collage of images, words and/or even samples of materials. It helps you form an emotional image of the intended design. The overall ‘feel’.
1. Collect magazines, images, materials, websites, anything that can be used as inspiration.
2. Select the items that are meaningful for the intention within the project, pictures, fabric, colors, feelings, etc.
3. Arrange the different items on a board/paper. Try to organize and structure the items as much as possible in a way that is meaningful to the design.
After having an understanding of your users.
Summarizes the intended style of the design and facilitates decission making.
Its about what YOU think is related to the subject at hand.
Moodboard that conveys a feeling of your design (in terms of general emotion, aesthetics, experience, etc.)
Validate the moodboard with stakeholders. Use the moodboard as an input for your design.
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