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    What is a Mood Board? How to Make a Mood Board?

    25 February 2021

    What is a Mood board?

    Being a designer is about finding inspiration. What inspired your design? Where did you find it? A UI/UX designer collects his ideas from various competitor applications and websites. But the thing about design is, it is not about gathering inspiration, rather, one should know how to organize those inspirations in a cohesive manner to create a fascinating design. 

    Moodboards are collages that can be physical or digital. They help designers arrange images, materials, text, and other design elements into an organized format representing the final design style. The use of mood boards is huge. Designers from all fields- UI/UX, interior, branding, etc use mood boards to finalize their design ideas. 

    Moodboards are essential to keep the? The syle of a design in track with the goal of the clients. It helps to get an idea of what the actual project looks like when it will be made. Which makes it easier to find flows from a design. They cost less than mockups and prototypes. 

    Making a Mood board

    Here are our easy steps you can follow to create an effective Mood Board:

    1. Set the Direction: Your mood board can be about the elements of your website or it can be about the tone and mode of it. You need to explore all the options and set the direction you want to take for the project.

    2. Collecting Materials: Once you set the direction, it is time to collect the existing materials like- written content with brand values, logos, and other design elements. 

    3. Inspiring Images: Search for visual elements that inspire your vision. These images that you choose to include in your mood board will have a major influence on the look and feel of your project.

    4. Add color, fonts, and files: To give the mood board a personal feel add color to it. You can select colors from already added images and photos. Typography is also important. You can explore different fonts with combinations and weights to put on the mood board.

    5. From messy to organized: When you have all your ideas gathered on the board, it is time to organize them. Put your logo on the board, introduce hierarchy by changing the size and elements according to their importance and relationship with other elements. 

    6. Ask for feedback: Keep yourself open for constructive criticism. Ask your peers for feedback on the color, tone, mode, and type of the mood board. Their suggestions will help you improve.

    Once you’re done with the mood board. It is time to start with the actual project. You will find it much easier to explore with the help of different directions.