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Vision board template

Design a board that represents what your solution should and shouldn't be

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About the vision board template

Use this vision board template to envision ideas for a product or service to align expectations for a project’s outcome. Design a board that represents what your solution should and shouldn’t look like.

What is a vision board?

A vision board helps participants set and align their expectations for the product/service they envision at the end of a project. It's done at the beginning of a project and the result can be used as a visual reminder of what needs to be achieved.

Using a template to create a vision board can help teams quickly centralize ideas and concepts in one place.

Why use a vision board?

As vision boards are created at the very start of development, they’re helpful in fully describing and validating an idea with the rest of the team. Apart from sharing the product vision, using a vision board at the start of any project helps you:

  • Be clear on project goals and expectations across different teams.
  • Align the vision of the final product and what will be considered successful.
  • Describe the key features needed to delight the user.
  • Define business goals and metrics to measure progress.

Vision boards can introduce new features, product designs, and concepts to your team before development plans and strategies are put into place.

Related: Looking for a mood board for personal goals or designing the motifs of a project? Try Mural's Mood Board Template!

How do you create a vision board?

To start a vision board, you’ll need to have between three to six questions or roadblocks that require a solution ahead of the meeting. These will be the topics of discussion and collaboration. 

  1. Start by choosing a moderator for the vision board template and meeting. 
  2. The template is divided into a maximum of six different questions that are posted on different colored sticky notes. 
  3. Begin by tackling the first question. Ask each participant to come up with their own answers or ideas. The thoughts should be individually written down in similar colors surrounding the respective sticky note. This task should take approximately 10 minutes. 
  4. Next, take five minutes so each team member can review others’ thoughts and ask questions for clarification or further insight. 
  5. Last, set aside up to five minutes to vote for the tiles each team member believes has the best solution for the question. Once the best ideas and solutions have been chosen, drag the tiles into the designated highlighted area in the center. 
  6. Repeat the process for each question. 

The ultimate goal of the vision board isn’t to come up with a final strategy and a development plan. The objective is to come up with ideas together and align interests and vision. Only then can strategies be put into place.

Vision board template features

Create a vision board that's easy to follow with personalization

Mural’s vision board template offers flexibility to personalize the vision board to your team's needs. For example, you can change shapes and colors and add images, icons, or GIFs to suit the needs of your vision board.

This also helps you differentiate one question from another, which avoids confusion and improves collaboration and brainstorming.

Keep track of time with Mural’s timer

Use Mural’s timer function to keep track of the pace of a meeting. The timer is visible to all participants and is an easy way to manage time and prioritize tasks with remote teams.

Improve collaboration with your team

Work together as a team both asynchronously and together with Mural’s chat and comment features. 

Mural’s comment feature helps teammates ask questions, share additional information, and discuss progress in real time.

How to create a Vision board template

Mural's features make it easier for teams to ideate with vision boards

Customize your vision board using Mural's wide array of features, including customizable fonts, easy export options, and the ability to upload your own images.
Sticky notes & text

Sticky notes & text

Add ideas, action items, and more as a sticky note or text box — then change the colors and cluster to identify patterns and new solutions.

Icons, GIFs, & images

Icons, GIFs, & images

Express complex ideas visually or lead an engaging team-building activity with Noun Project, GIPHY, and Unsplash integrations.

Infinite & resizable canvas options

Infinite & resizable canvas options

Choose the right canvas for your collaboration goals — flexibility without limits.

Private mode

Private mode

Avoid groupthink and get authentic feedback by allowing collaborators to add content privately.

Real-time collaboration

Real-time collaboration

Add more productivity and engagement to meetings and calls with features to guide collaboration.

Video meeting integrations

Video meeting integrations

Seamlessly add visual collaboration to meetings with Microsoft Teams, Webex, and Zoom integrations.

Vision board template frequently asked questions

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Template by SAP


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