Work at different scale levels

Maximize the amount of space you get in MURAL


MURAL is a spatial tool. It’s critical to understand scale in MURAL - what dimension should you work at? 

The most important thing is to avoid resizing sticky notes. Use the default size instead. If the text is too small to read, zoom in; if it’s too large, zoom out.


Based on the default sticky note size, there are 4 different levels of working in a mural:

  1. OVERVIEW LEVEL - Zoomed all the way out

    The overview scale is when you’re zoomed all the way out. Set up the mural with a hierarchy of text sizes so that top-level headers are readable even at this scale.

    Overview level in MURAL, zoomed all the way out

  2. SECTION LEVEL - Zoomed into about a quarter of mural

    When zoomed into about 33%-50% you can see about about a quarter of the mural. Subsection headers should be comfortable to read, but you probably won’t be able to read sticky note text. 

    Section level, zoomed to about 33%

  3. WORKING LEVEL - Add and read content with no problem

    The working level is where you’ll spend most of your time adding content. This is at a zoom level of about 67%-100%. Reading text on a default size sticky should be no problem. 

    Working level, viewed at about 100% zoom level

  4. CLOSE-UP- Zoomed all the way in 

    As the name suggests, the close-up level is when you are zoomed all the way in. This is great for viewing the detail of images. 

 Close-up to see the detail


Learn how to zoom and scroll quickly, and think about the scale you’re working at. Again, don’t make sticky notes larger - that will take more of your time and reduce the amount of space you have.


Understanding these different levels will help you guide others through your content and make you feel like a MURAL pro.


For more, see our blog post on scale in MURAL

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