Ask any designer how he or she tracks inspirational design elements and you’ll get a mixed response at best. There’s Dribbble, Evernote, Pinterest, Tumblr, Pattern Tap, and we’re only just scratching the surface. Merging some of their best features, this past February our UX team received an invite to the beta version of Usabilla Discover, an often-cited “Pinterest for designers,” and we’re quite happy with the results.
Within a Pinterest-style interface, Usabilla Discover allows users to collect and curate interface elements, build and share UI libraries with HTML snippets gathered on the web, as well as follow other designers for inspiration, and add comments to and vote up (or down) individual posts.
One of the best parts? Usabilla made it so easy. In order to pin a discovery, you simply add a Usabilla Discover button to your browser’s bookmark bar and from whatever website you’re viewing, click the button and highlight the UI pattern section you want to share – no uploads necessary.
Step One: Add the "Discover" button to your browser's bookmark bar.
Step Two: Highlight the UI pattern you want to share
Step Three: Tag, describe and categorize the pattern.
And just like that, you're done!
Now you may go to your gallery to view all of your discoveries.
For our frontend developers, the platform also offers an HTML version of the patterns.
And because every element is categorized and tagged, finding inspiration is just as easy. Usabilla Discover allows users to filter for specific pattern categories – such as Menus, Footers, and Contact Forms – so they may search for the inspiration that will ultimately allow them to build a better user experience for their visitors.
Check out how the tool works in the clip below: