Posted by: kenwbudd | March 28, 2010

Microsoft Courier Demonstrates a Design Moodboard


Do you use moodboards as part of your design process. Well, we believe that working with moodboards is considerably more effective than producing multiple design concepts.

They have the advantage of being quick and easy to produce. This means that, unlike design concepts, they are disposable. You can try lots of different approaches to find the one that works for both you and the client.

However, they can be tricky to produce. Inexperienced web designers can often overwork moodboards, making them more like a design concept than a useful tool for brainstorming and firming up some initial ideas.

Although the Courier technology looks very impressive, what really impressed was the moodboard, created to show off the technology. This is a good example of a moodboard in action and demonstrates the kind of look and feel a moodboard should have.

Of course we don’t all have fancy (and as yet non-existent) tablets to create this kind of thing on. However, all of this could just as easily be achieved using a Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch.

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