5 Best Spots for App Interface Design Inspiration

Author: Notre Dame ESTEEM


Everyone needs a leg up, and learning from the best is the way to do it. When designing an app for web or mobile, an excellent interface is crucial to your products success. Get the an insight as to what the best user interface designers are doing at these hubs:

1. Awwwards

Frequently the most progressive designs are found here -- great tag-based navigation, and multiple categories that can provide inspiration for all of your endeavors. Filter, search for colors and features and see what the highest-end sites are doing by viewing the Site of the Day archive.

Go: Awwwards Mobile/Apps Category


2. Unmatched Style

Despite the name, this site often showcases excellent user interface ideas, not just disposable fashion. It also includes a great blog and podcast that frequently interview some of the world’s finest designers and reveal their thoughts and processes.

Go: UnmatchedStyle Gallery or UnmatchedStyle Blog


3. Creattica

Part of the Envato network (which includes premium template site ThemeForest and code site CodeCanyon), Creattica is a spot for well-curated design, including some great templates that you can use to speed your project and defray some costs.

Go: Creattica Mobile Interface category


4. Favourite Website Awards (FWA)

A spot that ranks sites by day, month, and yes, year, this resource also includes the Adobe Cutting Award, which rotates periodically. The site also combines public voting with professional judging. Finally, it includes the Mobile Site of the Day, for the best in mobile interface

Go: Favourite Website Awards


5. Smashing Magazine

What a great resource. A site that combines some of the best lists of great designs, in-depth articles and fantastic tutorials. A must for anyone who wants to master user interface and build a successful application.

Go: Smashing Magazine article -- “Tale of a Top 10 App, Part 1”


What are your favorite resources for interface design? Did we exclude one that you love? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook and Twitter.