Collaborate better with an online design canvas

Facilitate design thinking with a canvas made for visual collaboration. Bring your ideas to life and share with others asynchronously or in real time.
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Why Mural for an online design canvas

  • Encourage visual thinking on a shared digital design canvas using images and GIFs, sticky notes, diagrams, and more.
  • Lead more productive meetings with facilitation features like timer, Private Mode, and anonymous voting.
  • Ensure everyone's engaged and all ideas are heard, regardless of location or work preferences.
  • Find new ways of working with 300+ free templates for popular exercises like retrospectives and brainstorms.
  • Never lose an idea or creative concept to an email thread, conversation, or sea of messages.

Unlock design thinking with tools built to help you succeed

Whether you’re collaborating on design sprints, customer journey maps, or wireframes, Mural has the toolkit your team needs to succeed.

Create & publish custom templates

Save time and scale methods across your organization by publishing templates to your workspace.

Outline navigation & instructions

Structure your mural for easy navigation, then add activity instructions for collaborators.


Add comments and tag collaborators for smooth asynchronous communication.

Find & filter

Search and filter by color, last edited by, and more to unlock patterns and enhance visual collaboration.


Visualize ideas, prototype, and quickly annotate for a better-than-a-whiteboard experience.

How to get started with Online design canvas

With Mural, design thinking is more collaborative and effective in a digital whiteboard collaboration space that includes facilitation features and guided methods. The Mural Collaborative Intelligence System™️ centers on a digital whiteboard collaboration space, where teams work together in real-time or asynchronously. Start from scratch or leverage tools like tags and templates to build design thinking frameworks, create and reveal connections, and work more effectively together.

  • Start from a blank canvas or with one of MURAL's 300+ templates for common use cases.
  • Each template includes facilitation tips to guide your team through all activities — learn more about Mural's Facilitation Superpowers™ features.
  • Build a culture of design — add collaborators with unlimited visitors included with every membership.
  • Run an engaging real-time session or invite your team to share feedback asynchronously.
  • Share, embed, or export your mural for a record of all the amazing collaboration.

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Scaling design culture globally

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