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Colla - Interior Design Moodboard Kit

Colla - Interior Design Moodboard Kit

Colla - Interior Design Moodboard Kit

Figjam Side Project

Figjam Side Project

Figjam Side Project

Role

Role

Role

Project owner

Project owner

Project owner

Timeline

Timeline

Timeline

January 2023 - Ongoing

January 2023 - Ongoing

January 2023 - Ongoing

TL;DR

TL;DR

TL;DR

I created a mood board kit with Figjam to aid the design brainstorming process for an interior design project and shared the kit with the community.

There's no good mood board tool for interior designer

When I used to work as an interior designer, whether I was designing for clients or for myself, it was difficult to imagine how all the furniture and decorations would look together. Most of the time, my colleagues and I would use Google Slides to create what we called a "mood board," which helped us visualize and communicate the designs we had in mind.


google slide moodboard

If Figma can do it why can't I

Since I changed my career to UX/UI, I have become familiar with Figma and Figjam, and I have discovered how powerful these tools are. They are easy to use; you can drag-and-drop anything you want, and collaboration and sharing are easy. That's when I started connecting the dots and came up with an idea: 'What if I could use Figjam as a mood board tool

Then I looked up and saw many inspiring projects that had been created in Figjam, such as this amazing Interior Design Kit by Julia Debold.


So, I started by adding some of my favorite furniture to a Figjam file, make the background transparent and grouping them together into categories such as sofas, armchairs, lamps, desks, and more. This gives the sense of wandering through an IKEA store in real life.


The Fun Part

After the hassle of gathering all the furniture pieces, now I can easily make a mood board however I want. Plus, I've added a to-do list widget, making it even more practical. I started by inviting a small group of friends to join in and have some fun together. Then, I decided this is too good to keep only to myself, so I named it Colla, which comes from Collage+Collab, and shared it with my friends and the UX Thailand Facebook community.

Try it out for yourself

You can get a copy of Colla here. If you have any feedback, please let me know in the comments. I hope you enjoy and have a good time with Colla.

Update on March 2023

I recently discovered the Labkit by Niclas Bauermeister & Marcel Tobien which has an amazing iteration of their ideas, Just want you guys to check that out too!

There's no good mood board tool for interior designer

When I used to work as an interior designer, whether I was designing for clients or for myself, it was difficult to imagine how all the furniture and decorations would look together. Most of the time, my colleagues and I would use Google Slides to create what we called a "mood board," which helped us visualize and communicate the designs we had in mind.


google slide moodboard

If Figma can do it why can't I

Since I changed my career to UX/UI, I have become familiar with Figma and Figjam, and I have discovered how powerful these tools are. They are easy to use; you can drag-and-drop anything you want, and collaboration and sharing are easy. That's when I started connecting the dots and came up with an idea: 'What if I could use Figjam as a mood board tool

Then I looked up and saw many inspiring projects that had been created in Figjam, such as this amazing Interior Design Kit by Julia Debold.


So, I started by adding some of my favorite furniture to a Figjam file, make the background transparent and grouping them together into categories such as sofas, armchairs, lamps, desks, and more. This gives the sense of wandering through an IKEA store in real life.


The Fun Part

After the hassle of gathering all the furniture pieces, now I can easily make a mood board however I want. Plus, I've added a to-do list widget, making it even more practical. I started by inviting a small group of friends to join in and have some fun together. Then, I decided this is too good to keep only to myself, so I named it Colla, which comes from Collage+Collab, and shared it with my friends and the UX Thailand Facebook community.

Try it out for yourself

You can get a copy of Colla here. If you have any feedback, please let me know in the comments. I hope you enjoy and have a good time with Colla.

Update on March 2023

I recently discovered the Labkit by Niclas Bauermeister & Marcel Tobien which has an amazing iteration of their ideas, Just want you guys to check that out too!

There's no good mood board tool for interior designer

When I used to work as an interior designer, whether I was designing for clients or for myself, it was difficult to imagine how all the furniture and decorations would look together. Most of the time, my colleagues and I would use Google Slides to create what we called a "mood board," which helped us visualize and communicate the designs we had in mind.


google slide moodboard

If Figma can do it why can't I

Since I changed my career to UX/UI, I have become familiar with Figma and Figjam, and I have discovered how powerful these tools are. They are easy to use; you can drag-and-drop anything you want, and collaboration and sharing are easy. That's when I started connecting the dots and came up with an idea: 'What if I could use Figjam as a mood board tool

Then I looked up and saw many inspiring projects that had been created in Figjam, such as this amazing Interior Design Kit by Julia Debold.


So, I started by adding some of my favorite furniture to a Figjam file, make the background transparent and grouping them together into categories such as sofas, armchairs, lamps, desks, and more. This gives the sense of wandering through an IKEA store in real life.


The Fun Part

After the hassle of gathering all the furniture pieces, now I can easily make a mood board however I want. Plus, I've added a to-do list widget, making it even more practical. I started by inviting a small group of friends to join in and have some fun together. Then, I decided this is too good to keep only to myself, so I named it Colla, which comes from Collage+Collab, and shared it with my friends and the UX Thailand Facebook community.

Try it out for yourself

You can get a copy of Colla here. If you have any feedback, please let me know in the comments. I hope you enjoy and have a good time with Colla.

Update on March 2023

I recently discovered the Labkit by Niclas Bauermeister & Marcel Tobien which has an amazing iteration of their ideas, Just want you guys to check that out too!

© Tanakarn C. 2023

guytanakarn@gmail.com

© Tanakarn C. 2023

guytanakarn@gmail.com