Warming up to web mood boards

I’ve noticed a lot more traffic lately to a post I originally wrote in 2007 about mood boards and prototyping for web projects. It seems that the idea is finally beginning to get some traction, or at least people are warming up to the idea. Check out the original post. There are some examples, and a free photoshop file that you’re welcome to use as a starter.

Sample Mood Boards

  • View Mood Board Sample
  • View Mood Board Sample

more examples

Barry Schwartz on Practical Wisdom at TED 2009

Yet another one of the great talks from TED 2009 – Barry Schwartz makes a case for “practical wisdom” in our society that’s become so reliant on bureaucracy to take care of our problems. He argues that rules and incentives usually fail to work and that we need to strive for personal responsibility and a real morality and character ethic to move us forward and out of crisis.

Rediscovering TED

I used to frequent the TED website and was always a fan of the talks and the range of topics. As time went on, I got busier and busier and eventually time to keep up with all of my favorite blogs, feeds, and video content sites dropped off significantly. I finally started making some time again to rediscover TED.. even installed the iPhone app so I could have it on the go. I’m so glad I finally got back around to catch talks like this one where author Elizabeth Gilbert muses about creative genius. Set aside the 20 minutes for this video, I know you’ll be glad you did.