Join Sue Jenkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Quick overview of moodboards, part of Web Design: Efficient Workflow.
- A moodboard is any physical or digital visual guide…that captures the mood or feel of a project.…A web design moodboard serves several functions.…It's a huge time saver, because it allows the designer…to address the client's goals and make aesthetic choices…based on those goals separate from the content.…That in turn speeds up the design process,…because those decisions have already been made.…In addition, it gives the designer an added opportunity…to show off design skills, but even more importantly,…the moodboard helps with client communication.…
Moodboards can include a wide variety of elements,…depending on the kind you create.…However, if you plan to share it with your customer,…your moodboard should include the following items:…your company name and branding info,…the customer's name and logo, fonts and sample text,…color palette textures and patterns,…photos and illustrations.…In addition, you can add other embellishments…including things like fabric swatches,…paper scraps, magazine cutouts,…screenshots of other websites, and even video clips…
This course is designed to help boost the abilities of web designers and graphic designers, improving productivity and creativity. Sue shows you how to broaden your workflow while keeping the process efficient and focused. The tips she provides are applicable whether you are starting from nothing, redesigning layout ideas received from a client, or creating a mockup from a wireframe in coordination with UX teams.
- UX and wireframing
- Capturing the essence of a business
- Designing the mockup
- Fine-tuning the layout
- Making final revisions