wendy yong

Mood Board Design - The essential Design Process

Lesson Plan Published 11/7/14 Last updated on 2/28/20

Mood board are often being ignored/often neglected by design educators are an important process of design. In this lesson mood board are being revived again. The students will get to know mood board as one of the communication tool to express their ideas before working on their existing product. They will also learn how to use mood board to present ideas and themes.
Due to the technology age, the skill of using indesign to make a interactive book was taught to the class to tackle this project.


1. Introduction what is mood board
2. Research on a brand
3. Skills Lesson - Adobe Indesign , Photoshop
4. Working on final work
5. Presentation.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • InDesign

    Craft elegant layouts at your desk or on the go.

Age Levels
1+ Week
Content Standards
Print & Digital Media Publication with Adobe InDesign
ISTE Standards
Students: Empowered Learner, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer, Students: Knowledge Constructor
CC License
Attribution Non-Commercial
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Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/9/19 2:54:01 PM Permalink

really helpful resource to work with students

Doreen McDowell

Posted on 3/17/15 3:28:30 AM Permalink

sample book is an unknown file type on my Mac. What is it suppose to be?

Lukas Engqvist

Posted on 11/29/14 9:07:58 PM Permalink

Thanks for sharing this resource. The interactive book was nice, do you ask students to make such a book in this project or have they learned to make an interactive book previously? We use mood boards in our courses too (but not for apparel but rather in packaging design and brand strategy) I like the presentation, nice to see how other teachers present these concepts.

wendy yong

Posted on 11/30/14 1:57:45 AM Permalink

Hi Lukas

Thanks for your feed back, regarding the skills, the students was taught how to create an interactive book before hand. Its step by step Indesign tutorial which is available in Adobe tutorials. The students were later on proceed to this project with knowing the skills already and the project pushes student to apply what they learned to their own concepts.