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Designers as collectors of inspiration

What is your age?

Gender:

Do you design or create professionally?

In which of the following categories do you design most often?

(check all that apply)

Did you attend a design/art school?

What types of things do you collect that inspire your creations?

(check all that apply)

Which best describes the way you collect for design inspiration:

How frequently do you collect for the following 3 purposes:

1) Examples of complete things that I design

(e.g. pictures of kitchens if I design kitchens or outfits if I’m a fashion designer)

2) Objects or components that add up to the things that I design

(e.g. a beautiful lamp if I design interiors or an interesting navigation feature for a web designer)

3) Elements that reflect a mood that I’d like to include in my design

(e.g. an image of a shell with a beautiful curve I’d like to use in my layout or a photo of a landscape with a color palette I might use for a piece of jewelery)

When looking on the Internet for inspiration:

If you find something online (or take digital picture) what are you most likely to do with it?

What best describes your collection?

("place" can refer to a collection box, file folders, bookmarks, online tool, software, etc.)

(e.g. notes, tags, scribbles, etc.)

When looking back into your collection to find something for a new project:

Do you share your collection with others?

Do you have access to other people’s collections?

While collecting or reviewing your collection, would you like to see recommendations for similar items/images/media?