Inspiration Board App
 [a.k.a. mood board]
 [a.k.a. sample board]

A desktop or web app that allows you to visually display creative inspirations for you projects in a way similar to physical Inspiration or Mood Boards

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Inspiration Board App
 [a.k.a. mood board]
 [a.k.a. sample board] by Mind Map: Inspiration Board App
 [a.k.a. mood board]
 [a.k.a. sample board]

1. the idea

1.1. a desktop or web app that allows you to visually display creative inspirations for you projects in a way similar to physical Inspiration Boards or Mood Boards

1.1.1. Mood Board background info and pics

1.1.1.1. http://www.design-skills.org/mood_boards.html

1.1.1.2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mood_board

1.1.1.3. http://www.lifeclever.com/5-reasons-to-design-with-mood-boards/

1.1.1.4. http://www.flickr.com/groups/inspirationboards/pool/

2. uses

2.1. a central repository of all of your inspirations for a project

2.1.1. similar to Twyla Tharp's idea of a "box"

2.2. enables discussion with clients

2.3. research tool

2.4. creating quick prototypes

3. platform

3.1. desktop

3.1.1. mac

3.1.1.1. seems like a natural fit

3.1.2. windows

3.1.2.1. its a big market, but its windows

3.1.2.1.1. eww

3.1.3. adobe air

3.1.3.1. platform agnostic

3.2. webbased

3.2.1. sproutcore?

3.3. hybrid

3.3.1. desktop and web sync

3.3.1.1. syncs similar to evernote

3.4. mobile

4. revenue model

4.1. flat fee if its a desktop app

4.2. subscription based if its online

4.3. either for a hybrid

5. current competition

5.1. https://www.easyinspirationboards.com

5.1.1. an all online solution

5.1.2. $5 per month subscription

5.1.2.1. unlimited boards

5.1.3. you upload all of your photos then it puts them together

5.2. http://www.successfulinspirations.com/

5.2.1. REALLY scammy looking

5.2.1.1. very network marketing :-)

5.2.2. boards look terrible

5.2.3. $15?

5.3. havent found any real strong apps

5.4. some use Photoshop or Illustrator

5.4.1. total overkill

5.4.1.1. not efficient

5.5. mindmapping software

5.6. concept mapping software

6. features

6.1. holds mutliple types of media

6.1.1. photos

6.1.2. swatches

6.1.3. fonts

6.1.4. embeddable video etc

6.1.5. text

6.2. allows quick organization/rearanging

6.3. similar layout to mindmaps

6.3.1. key concepts in the middle

6.3.2. tershiary concepts spider away from main idea

6.3.3. very simple interface

6.3.4. minimal features

6.3.5. page expands infinitely

6.3.6. an image focused mindmap rather than text focused

6.4. making your mood board

6.4.1. collecting samples

6.4.1.1. drag and drop media into it

6.4.1.2. integrate screen shots

6.4.1.3. isight integration for physical objects

6.4.2. ability to draw on the board

6.4.2.1. similar to Skitch or Omni Graffle

6.4.2.2. simple shapes

6.4.2.3. arrows

6.4.2.4. symbols

6.4.3. text

6.4.3.1. titles

6.4.3.2. notes