How have you structured Miro boards to use them as "hubs" or "libraries" to manage complex information?

  • 12 November 2020
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I’m interested in examples of how you are using Miro to visually organize complex and nested information for intuitive, asynchronous exploration. 

What are we doing to allow communities to “live” asynchronously in Miro beyond live workshops and events?

For example, as a:

  • homebase
  • hub
  • library
  • archive
  • system map
  • mission control


Some use cases:

  • As basecamp for a conference, organizing all conference-related activities at a glance, like the Mission Control board for Miro’s recent Distributed 101 Conference or this Book Fair shared by @Istanbul Literature House 
  • As the backbone for an entire college course curriculum that students visit each week to find their assignments and weekly workspace.
  • As a hub for a community of practice, to hold an ever-growing collection of learnings, conversation, and resources. 
  • As a map of MULTIPLE cohorts/communities within a large network.  (I’m picturing a map viewed from overhead, with “towns” that represent different communities of practice you can visit, or a “main street” image with different shops to enter and explore.) 
  • As a user-created repository of shared materials and templates for users to borrow, mixed and match, copy and paste for their own use.  
  • As a visual library of blog posts, articles, and podcasts, to easily see the overlaps between different resources on similar topics.  (Here’s a nice example on Mural.)
  • As a system map of a complex network of actors and entities that might grow and shift over time.
  • As a knowledge archive to organize and share proceedings and outputs from events.

I’m looking for inspiration!  I would love to see what kind of frameworks others have created that are aesthetically appealing, intuitive to navigate, and can grow over time

(I’ll post some versions I’ve created in the comments when/if I get client approval to share!) : )

This relates to @Phil Wolff’s post about Deeper Density with Miro

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Hey @Kim Roth Howe , great topic! I’ve got some of the use cases in this board I’ve created. The thinking: company websites can be quite “flat”, lots of nested information. Ironically, the more things you put in there, the more invisible the content can become. (I personally don’t see much navigation by organic traffic from one product page to another.)

This Miro board is my attempt at giving a “big picture” overview of the entire operation/website without having to click through multiple. The links still, ironically, jump to pages on the website 😂

What’s the use case for this board? Sending it out to clients and prospects as an interactive ‘company profile/one-sheet’.

PS This will always be a work-in-progress.



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This is awesome @Isman Tanuri

I really like how organic it feels while also being very easy to navigate; it’s clear where to start and how things relate to each other but not restrictive.  It also seems very flexible for future adjustments.  (And I like your makeshift turquoise background.) :wink:

Great example.  Thank you!



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Thank you, @Kim Roth Howe! That background hack was learned from the Miro Distributed boards 😂

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Any use cases about personal knowledge management? ;-)