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As you may have noticed, I am passionate about UX design and I like to learn more about this topic and write articles about it, basing my thoughts on our UX designers’ experience and what I find browsing our favourite UX design inspiration resources. This time I decided to write an article about these top UX design inspiration resources that our team at Apiumhub uses on a daily basis. They are really great and I can’t imagine our lives without them. You will love it! They keep us updated on what’s going on in the world, current trends, news, helpful tutorials, ideas, best practises, tips, thoughts of leading UX designers around the world, case studies, events and finally inspiration!
We live in a world overloaded with content that is often not really relevant to us, therefore we have created a list of our favourite sites in the UX design industry, that we find extremely useful for us and suggest all UX designers to follow them. If you think that we miss some sites that deserve to be in this list, feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments area at the bottom of this post.
TOP 25 UX DESIGN INSPIRATION SITES
Dribbble is a designers’ community, where they have their portfolio of works and get inspiration from each other. Web designers, graphic designers, illustrators, icon artists, typographers, logo designers, and other creative people share their working process as well as final projects.
Awwwards is my favourite site for benchmarking and for getting inspired. They give website awards that recognize and promote the talent and effort of the best developers, designers and web agencies in the world. They you will find the best of the best! All trendy websites in my “ I like” list are actually from awwwards website. There you can find lists of best clean web designs or best flat design websites or top websites of the year, etc. I really love what they do and how they do it!
Behance is one of the leading sites to showcase and explore creative projects. Companies discover the works and access talent on a global scale.
Siteinspire is a gallery and showcase of the best web design projects, featuring over 2500 websites searchable by type, subject, and style. Perfect place to get inspired!
Smashing Magazine delivers useful and innovative information to web designers and developers. From tools to typography and icons inspiration. There leading UX designers share their thoughts and tips on how to design using latest techniques.
6. FROMUPNORTH From up North is an online magazine, where you can find latest trends and news from the creative industry.
It is a library of iOS and Android design projects to get inspired.
UI Movement is a community of design experts who share and discuss the most interesting and unique UI designs. One of the best UI design inspiration site.
Designmodo publishes web design articles, tutorials, tips and best WordPress and Bootstrap themes, plugins, UI Kits and many more.
10. UXPIN BLOG
A great resource to find thoughts of the leading UX designers, browse their projects and learn how to manage the design process. From low low-fidelity wireframes to high ones.
11. THE BEST DESIGNS
It is a gallery of selected Web designs, which are updated in a weekly basis. Apart from visual projects, you can always find there design tools and articles.
12. UX MAGAZINE
UX Magazine is a central and key resource for everything related to user experience. They you will find credible articles of UX experts; their best practises and case studies.
13. USABILITY GEEK
It is a Usability & User Experience blog that provides practical and useful information regarding web and mobile app design.
Awesome resource for the daily inspiration for creative people. Fresh thinking, expert tips and tutorials, everything you need for your future design project.
Pttrns is the trendy collection of design patterns, resources and UX design inspiration projects.
It is an inspirational site with creative web designs, tools and tutorials with best practises.
17. INSPIRATION FEED
Inspirationfeed provides useful information about creative projects, UX design inspiration, tips, icons, typography, fonts, wordpress, tutorials, and other web design related topics.
Wireframes Magazine is an online resource about design documentation samples for information architects, interaction designers and user experience experts. Also there you can find relevant visual examples of trendy icons, typography, as well as UI sketches and mockups.
Usabilla Blog has articles written by where our team of Voice of Customer experts share their insights on UX and Ecommerce Optimization.
Real Inspiration is here: site full of very cool projects. From color palettes to typography, all latest trendy projects you will definitely find here
Here you will find best practices and techniques to help you create better experiences for your customers. You will find useful articles about how to make user-friendly products, websites, apps, and more.
22. APIUMHUB BLOG
Yes, it’s us! Why did I put it here? We constantly get inspired by each other here at Apiumhub, we constantly go to UX design events, we work on different projects all over the world: from Vietnam to USA. From social media platforms to learning management systems. We have something to share with you and with each other. Here you will find latest UX design events, statistics, tips, best practises, case studies, trends, jobs and ideas.
Cool site, which provides news and resources for beginners and advanced designers, coders and visual artists.
24. INVISIONAPP BLOG
In invisionapp blog you will find an awesome collection of user interface and user experience designs from all over the world.
25. MARVELAPP BLOG
Here you will see examples of each step of the design process. Sketches, mockups, designs for iOS, Android, Apple Watch, web and many more.