Make Your Research Process Fun With This Simple Platform

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I’ll admit in my opinion the research part of the web design process can be booring. And it also can take up some time. However nether has to be the case!

Make your research process fun with this simple platform: Pinterest.

Blame it on getting older or simply having too much on my mind but I had been seriously sleeping on Pinterest.

Sure I hopped on there when I needed to find a recipe to a dish I wanted to make or pin things pertaining to my personal life.

But never for my business.

I was stressing over how to get inspiration for a web design project I had at the time and someone mentioned to me that I should try using it.

This is when I saw what I’d been missing.

Along with using Google for information about your client competitors, their target audience, etc tying in visuals from Pinterest into the process will give you a cohesion overview.

You can do a search for web design trends that relate to your client industry. This way you can view how similar top ranking businesses have their design structured.

Of course, using Pinterest to research can spark inspiration and ideas that will fit well with the goals of your client website.

Creating a board dedicated to one particular client will help keep things organized because you can add and remove pins that don’t apply.

Just like you would when looking for inspiration on designing logos and other graphic materials.

After a few web design projects, you’ll find the research process will get easier and quicker so just keep at it. I loved looking at all the beautiful designs wishing I had the skills to recreate them.

But you do so have fun with it!

 

20 Comments

  1. Ally on 08/09/2018 at 5:33 PM

    Pinterest is great! I love the idea of creating separate board for inspiration, I’ll have to start doing that!



  2. Kristen Kirk on 08/09/2018 at 6:12 PM

    I am such a visual person that Pinterest is the perfect search engine for me. Plus as a blogger I find that it drives a considerable amount of traffic to my own website too.



  3. passioncrushcode on 08/09/2018 at 6:24 PM

    I’ve been sleeping on that part too! I’m in the process of upping my Pinterest game to get more web traffic.:-)



  4. passioncrushcode on 08/09/2018 at 6:25 PM

    I have a billion of boards! Just kidding but I do have alot.



  5. Lili on 08/09/2018 at 7:21 PM

    Pinterest is amazing!! Like you said, it’s awesome for organizing content and inspiration! Did you know you could make Instagram story templates?! Neither did I! Until I saw them on Pinterest!



  6. nicole on 08/09/2018 at 7:22 PM

    I truly believe pinterest is the way of the future. Right now it’s not the greatest for basic contextual research but in the markets it serves best it is PHENOMENAL.



  7. Tara Pittman on 08/09/2018 at 7:22 PM

    I love using Pinterest for getting ideas for my photos. It helps me to see which way the food looks best.



  8. Jessica Joachim on 08/09/2018 at 8:27 PM

    Pinterest can really be amazing! I know i always thought it it for like recipes and such too, but once you start using it for more than that it is amazing what you can fund!



  9. Amber Myers on 08/09/2018 at 9:16 PM

    Good to know! I do use Pinterest a lot. Or I’m constantly Googling things.



  10. Tamalyn on 08/09/2018 at 10:23 PM

    Oh, how I love Pinterest. My inspiration for EVERYTHING in my life! From cooking to dressing to decorating my home! Need to work better on using it to drive traffic to my blog!



  11. Explore The 6 on 08/09/2018 at 11:54 PM

    Pinterest is one of the search engines I use myself. Great platform for new traffic



  12. Adessa Young on 08/10/2018 at 9:13 AM

    I agree with you, there are so much to find in pinterest. They can answer almost anything I need to find. I also share some of my posts there.



  13. Emma Riley on 08/10/2018 at 10:55 AM

    Nice post and such a great guides in using Pinterest. Honestly, I only have a basic knowledge about it and this post makes more understands the importance and how Pinterest works.



  14. Stephanie JNote on 08/10/2018 at 2:58 PM

    That really makes sense now that I think of it. Pinterest can be used in so many good ways. Very convenient.



  15. What Corinne Did on 08/10/2018 at 6:57 PM

    I love Pinterest! I have so many boards for inspo in so many fields! so many ideas in there!



  16. Dallas Prevost on 08/11/2018 at 5:30 AM

    LOL! I completely relate. Whenever I’m looking for a graphic, Google always points me to Pinterest, but aside from that, I never really got into the Pinterest or Instagram thing until about 2 weeks ago. They’re both quite excellent for businesses, so now I’ve joined the bandwagon.



  17. Joanna on 08/11/2018 at 1:34 PM

    I love Pinterest. It’s one of my favorite teaching resources. So many great ideas, but didn’t think to use it for my blog. Thanks for the info!



  18. passioncrushcode on 08/11/2018 at 6:57 PM

    Yes I recently discovered IG story templates using Canva!



  19. sammi on 08/12/2018 at 2:53 PM

    I have recently started using Pinterest and I am loving it now. There’s still a lot left to learn about pinterest.



  20. prabashi on 08/12/2018 at 5:17 PM

    I agree. Pinterest has actually made my life a lot easier with great ideas and tip shared and im sure it a great web traffic source too



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