Pinterest for the Designer

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 12.22.19 PMHey there: do you pin?

Pinterest is a visual discovery tool that people use to collect ideas for their different projects and interests. People create and share collections (called “boards”) of visual bookmarks (called “Pins”) that they use to do things like plan trips and projects, organize events or save articles and recipes.

Yep, I totally copied and pasted that definition from Wikipedia. The longer I research theatre units for class, the more interesting sites I find and hope I can remember. But how to keep track of them all? And since I am always trolling google images, where am I going to put all the ones I love in case I can’t remember the exact search term?

Enter Pinterest. Sure, it’s been around for a while, yet it’s still new info to some of my students. So we did a quick lesson about how to use by actually using it. So we created accounts. And we made sure that our usernames didn’t have our full names in them, because, hey, there’s enough info out there about what we like/hate, so let’s keep that creepy stalker guy at bay as long as we can.

Here’s what we had to do:

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 12.16.46 PMWe took some time trolling sites we liked. I love when our administrator comes in and sees everyone on their phone. I just smile and point to our learning/reading goal for the day…

Here’s our nshstheatre pinterest boards. I especially enjoyed finding info about for our newspaper costume design unit. 

Tell us how you use Pinterest.

Of course it was a class assignment, I get that. But how can/do you use Pinterest for your own interests? Provide a link to your favorite board and two sentences why it’s so darn nifty.

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21 replies

  1. I started liking pinterest when we started using it beacause every image i would look up popped up and theres so much to see. This board that i made is my favorite beacause I love movies. Which made me want to create a board with most of my favorite scenes and movies.

  2. I can use pinterest for my own interests by making boards of things I find and like, such as DIY projects or recipes.
    I liked this board the most because it’s a board that has funny pictures (pins). I also enjoy this board because the pins that are in it make me laugh.

  3. I think pintrest is really useful for brainstorming and getting ideas. This prom board is my favorite because it gives me ideas on what I want in a dress and there’s thousands of pictures.

  4. This board has to be one of my favorites
    I have always wanted a camero. In the future I am planning on getting a fully black camero.

  5. I truthfully never used or had a pinterest until we were assigned to make one but its fun to use. I mostly use mine to look up tattoo designs and other things like food. Except I mostly use it to look for tattoo designs.

  6. I would provide a link to my favorite board, but there are just so many to choose from! Some of my favorites, however, are tutorials for baking desserts and various sweets.

    Also, I’m not sure if this is relevant, but I know that a lot of women refer to Pinterest for inspiration when it comes to planning their wedding.

  7. This is my favorite pinterest. This pinterest can be used for party ideas.

  8. With Pinterest you can discover how to do and make certain thinks, so what I’ve mostly been looking at is the way to ask a girl to prom. There are so many great ideas so if you are out of luck on thinking about a good ask, why not check Pinterest!

  9. It shows how beautiful and amazing Japan can be in winter.

  10. I am a person who is very interested in art and I like to use pintrest to find cool art ideas and different things that can spark creativity in myself. My favorite board is my art board cause it has so many cool pictures.

  11. I honestly am not into pinterest. It’s something I wouldn’t want to do with my time.. Yea, it helps but it’s to difficult to use!

  12. I personally don’t want anything social media related and Pinterest is one of them. I only am doing this for the class assignment, but I suspect that it can be useful to some people if they want to keep track of their information all in one spot, if they did not know any other way how. My Pinterest board is about Fruit because I love fruit, and this is the link to it

  13. This was very usefully because it was a new way to grow a plant. Also, it’s a very creative idea.

  14. My Pinterest design was really not that bad because my design was kind of easy

  15. You can use pintrest for so many different things. I like to use it to search up different make up tutorials and also DIY projects. I also like you use pintrest to find ideas on how to decorate something. My favorite board would have to be my “just make up” board because it is full of so many different make up styles. It’s unique and makes you want to try something new. It’s always nice to Change things up.

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