What is Miroverse?
Miroverse is Miro's community templates gallery, providing access to quality boards created by Miro creators. This platform allows you to explore a wide array of workflows, projects, and frameworks through easy search functionality or by browsing various categories.
What is a Miroverse template?
Miroverse templates are solutions developed by real Miro users, reflecting their specific work styles. From personal to professional use, each template offers an authentic perspective, providing examples of how real people, companies, and industry leaders leverage Miro for collaboration.
With 3,000+ templates and contributions from 1,600+ creators, Miroverse ensures a diverse array of topics, skill levels, and perspectives, making it an inclusive space where everyone can confidently create and share their own templates without intimidation.
For more on template criteria, visit our Miroverse publishing checklist and guidelines.
What makes a great template?
Below are practical tips to make your Miroverse templates not just user-friendly but also visually appealing and impactful. These tips cover everything from clarity and structure to making your templates useful and eye-catching.
Tip #1: Easy to understand and use
When creating a template for Miroverse, ensuring it is user-friendly is essential. The goal is to make it easy for others to comprehend and utilize your board effortlessly. "Easy to understand" doesn't equate to simplicity; even niche or complex templates can shine with clear instructions.
Here's a checklist to enhance the user-friendliness of your board:
- Choose a clear and searchable title: Ensure the title precisely describes the board's purpose and use case. Put yourself in the user’s shoes — what words or phrases might they use to search for your workflow or framework?
Write a detailed description: Your Miroverse description should include the following elements…
- What: Why you created the template and what it helps you achieve.
- Who: Specify the target audience — groups or individuals.
- When: Highlight scenarios when the template proves most useful.
- How: Provide numbered, step-by-step instructions and tips.
- Include an example: Add a filled-in version of your template to demonstrate its use. For inspiration, see Alex’s Team Canvas or Julia's Customer Question Board.
- Ensure adaptability: Your template should be easy to use and personalize. Will others find it easy to customize for their needs?
- Ask peers for review: Before submission, have a trusted friend, family member, or colleague review the template. Do they understand it without your assistance?
- Add a Talktrack: When users open a Miroverse template, they can view all your Talktracks. This 2-3 minute (recommended) video can be a high-level overview, a short walkthrough covering steps of the process, or even a live-action example of it in action.
Tip #2: Well-organized structure and flow of information
Craft your board with a thoughtful structure. The goal here is to ensure people understand how to navigate through your workflow and easily access all its features.
Use the following checklist to optimize the structure of your board:
- Add a clear starting point and flow: Ensure there is a distinct starting point and a logical flow throughout the board. Use numbers, arrows, frames, or other wayfinders to outline a clear, intuitive progression. Remember, many cultures consume information left to right. For inspiration, see Red Hat’s Building Team Collaboration and Tini Studio’s Diversity and Inclusion Workshop.
- Guiding features: Incorporate helpful elements such as sticky notes to indicate the expected number of responses, provide sentence starters to stimulate ideas, or showcase an example of the final result.
- Accessibility: Unlock most, if not all, elements of your board, allowing users to easily adapt and customize as needed.
Tip #3: Useful to others
Begin crafting a good template by asking yourself, “Is it useful to others?” Chances are, if it was helpful to you, it’ll be helpful for someone else. Keep the end user in mind and aim to develop a template that serves the needs of a diverse audience. Your existing backlog of boards — whether a team retro, workshop design, or client project — could be a goldmine of shared value.
A great template goes beyond personal use to become a shared resource, amplifying its impact across a wide audience. If you’re creating a template you’ve never used before, it can help to use it yourself first before submitting. You can also test it out with friends or colleagues to get feedback about its usefulness.
You can ask these questions to help asses usefulness:
- Does the final output align with the template’s intended use?
- Does the final output fulfill its purpose and objectives?
- Are there steps you’re missing?
- Are the instructions clear?
- Does the activity make sense?
Tip #4: Make it delightful
You don’t need to be a designer to create an attractive and delightful template. However, the more appealing your board is, the more likely others will enjoy and use it.
While the content itself is top priority, here are a few handy design tips to make your template stand out:
- Design at 100% zoom and use default sizes for sticky notes, cards, and other elements.
- Keep all formatting, font type, and color schemes consistent.
- Use colors strategically with calmer tones backgrounds and vibrant colors for editable elements. Leverage color tones to indicate information hierarchy and depth.
- Utilize font sizes to convey importance — larger fonts for crucial elements, smaller fonts for less significant ones.
- Ensure consistent spacing between elements for a visually appealing layout.
- Add or enhance visuals using iconfinder, Wireframe library, or emojis.
- If using third-party imagery, select high-grade stock photos to elevate the overall appeal.
- Remove any overt advertisements, promotions, or spam. Keep affiliate links within the template description.
- Provide credit to third-party content with links to the source material if applicable.
- Set a relevant start view and choose a similar screenshot for the thumbnail during the submission process. Ensure no Miro grid is visible and titles are framed appropriately.
- Create as many elements of the template within Miro as possible, using text and shapes to make it interactive. Avoid submitting images that cannot be altered by users.
Remember, a clean and well-organized design doesn't have to mean simple or boring — check out Nhi Tran’s Retrospective for inspiration.
How to improve your template skills
We have ample resources available to help you create templates that stand out.
- Check out our YouTube channel, including:
- Take Miro Academy courses to boost your Miro skills:
- Sign up for events hosted by expert Creators
- Join the Creator Community to share your templates, ask for feedback, and get access to creator-led workshops.