5 of my Favorite Screens
I often take screenshots (both web and mobile) of interesting, unique, and captivating interfaces and then upload them to Evernote. They are used as inspiration, and often help in everyday decision making when building interfaces and experiences.
I thought that showcasing 5 recent ‘screen favorites’ from my Evernote and why I like each of them can help others when they are searching for ideas and inspiration. If there is a theme to these it is ‘simplicity and function.’
Without further ado…
Why I like it: This player is simple, not cluttered, and shows the artist and track playing during a mix. Perfect for if you want to click to purchase a track you’re into.
This is Service Design Thinking
Why I like it: While the visual design of This is Service Design Thinking could use some sprucing up, the concept is strong. Segmenting an audience on a site not requiring a login is cool, interesting, and something I don’t see that often.
Why I like it: When I first saw this I immediately understood the concept: A leaderboard for trips. Simple. Tripbirds do a great way of communicating this on their landing page, and have some great visual elements that communicate friendliness / playfulness.
Why I like it: Github is awesome, but it can be a little intimidating at first glance. They do a great job of showing ‘What’s Next’ and giving the user more options.
Why I like it: Another interesting dashboard, PeerIndex uses color and to highlight key information to the user (such as activity across sites, whether the user is an authority, and audience reach). They also use Sparklines effectively in their Groups area.
Below are some other links to user interface resources:
- 14 of the Year’s Best Ideas in Interface Design
- 40 Detailed Examples of User Interface Design
- 9 Resources for User Interface Designers
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