Many GSA students are visual thinkers. Inspiration software is relatively straightforward to use and enables you to visually plan, organise and analyse a wide range of information.
It is particularly effective as a tool for:
- Organising and collating research (for studio or academic writing)
- Writing your essays and presentations (you can switch between a visual interface and a text-based view that can be exported to Word or Powerpoint)
- Planning studio work (the process you take from the brief or initial ideas right through to the final outcome)
- Breaking your workload into manageable chunks (helps to improve focus and reduces you feeling overwhelmed)
*Availability at GSA: Inspiration can be used on all computers in the Library and selected computers around campus.
*A 30-day trial can be downloaded from http://www.inspiration.com/Inspiration and can be purchased online for approximately £50.
*Inspiration Maps is an app available for mobile and tablet devices, and is covered in more detail under the section ‘Mobile and Tablet Devices’
How to use Inspiration