How to use mood boards for more than inspiration

I'm a UX designer. That's fun to say, because it's a job that didn't really exist a few years ago. I've worked with dozens of startups and small teams, so I'm used to my role and tools changing with each new team – and sometimes with each new release.

But when a tool or process stands the test of time, it makes things all the more interesting. Enter mood boards, the secret weapon I've carried from gig to gig for years.

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