Tamara Silva is a UI/UX Designer with over six years of experience working in the creative industry. She has worked on designs for Web, Mobile, Print, and Packaging. In her spare time, she likes to cook and get crafty. Her love for design is only surpassed by the love for her dogs.
5 Sites for Web Designers in Need of Inspiration
As designers, we build off the shoulders of others. Speaking as a UI/UX designer, I typically do a ton of research when working on a web or mobile design. I’ll interview prospective users. I’ll chat with BAs and Product Owners. I’ll create some rough wireframes and show them to my fellow designers. But sometimes, all that research isn’t enough to help me solve a problem. Even worse, sometimes there is too much research and I get flustered by the endless possibilities and ways of fulfilling a requirement! I’ll get in a design rut where that light at the end of the tunnel seems too far to reach. When I get into ruts like this, I hit up my web design hot spots that inspire me to design better and even push boundaries of what’s being done today.
Honorable Mention: http://mediaqueri.es/
While this website isn’t one of my top 5, it’s most definitely noteworthy. This site has great examples of how designers have handled responsive designs in the past. Granted, there's no search functionality or filters to help you find that RIGHT design inspiration you’re craving, but it’s a great reference point when designing for responsive and totally worth checking out!
Not only do these design hubs have great inspirational content for all things UI/UX, they are also great websites themselves. This is something I appreciate above all else. These websites are simple, sleek, and easy to use. They are also unique, which makes the browsing and searching experience enjoyable as well as educational. Don’t take my word for it though. Check them out and let me know what you think! Better yet, if you know of any other great design repositories, specific to UI/UX, share the love by sharing the site below. Hope you enjoy these resources as much as I do!