No doubt a lot of you are also on reddit now and again. What subreddits do you frequent, either for design or not.
For frontend stuff I think r/webdev is one of the most active and worthwhile. Beyond that here are some suggestions:
r/InternetisBeautiful keeps a cool collection of single purpose websites and tools. Super nichey stuff, but great for exploring.
r/DataisBeautiful is awesome if you have any interest in data vis (hint: you should)
r/MapPorn is similar to above but specific to maps. Again, very rad if those kind of visualizations tickle your fancy.
r/whoadude is a funky little sub full of images, gifs, stories and stats that are supposed to blow your mind. They often do. Good for inspiration and to break your headspace out of it's cage.
I've never worked IT, but I still find r/talesfromtechsupport hilarious and relevant
r/biomimicry is another interesting space for inspiration
r/crappydesign is a fantastic place to go for an ego boost. Your shit isn't that bad.
r/MotionDesign is a great sub for seeing what can be done at the boundaries with various animation technologies.
r/ProgrammerHumor is self-evident
r/product_design had great resources and articles for and about product creation and management
r/technology is good for a birds-eye perspective on the world of tech
Finally, r/oddlysatisfying Is a great sub to thumb through if you have an interest in IxD. It's not geared towards interaction design, but by its nature I find it a great place to think about what stuff out in the world feels good to people.
There. That should keep you busy. Happy hunting.
I had never seen Oddly Satisfying — thank you, it's really really great. Just found this on there:
Great choices, I especially like that you included /r/Futurology since I've helped moderate that sub for several years now. I'd also suggest /r/industrialdesign to compliment /r/product_dessign.
Just a heads up, r/technology has been recently demoted from the list of default subs for filtering a large swath of topics without consent or discussion with the community.
The offending mods are gone from the sub, so everything's probably well and good now, but if you want to be paranoid about it, a lot of users migrated to r/tech
As a softwarepreneur, r/SomebodyMakeThis is invaluable.
Wow, I'm all over Reddit but had never seen this one before. Awesome resource, thanks for sharing.
Thanks for those!
Apart from this, I browse /r/fitness mostly.
When I'm bored and don't know what to watch: http://www.reddit.com/r/fullmoviesonyoutube
/r/mechanicalkeyboards /r/whisky /r/programming /r/apple
I'm jealous. I find some time to visit DN, and very occasionally HN, but I really, really never find the time to scour Reddit. Ever. I've only ever clicked multiple links on Redit about 5 times in my life, I'd wager. If not less.
Perhaps I'm doing something wrong?
I have been finding that DN is a much better resource for web and UI/UX stuff than anything I can find on reddit.
Yup yup. See also /r/penmanshipporn.
the fullmoviesonyoutube reddit i love youtube movies
There's been some great subreddits mentioned here. I took the liberty of condensing some of the web design/dev/inspiration ones into a multireddit :).
This thread may have single-handedly made me an active Reddit user, thanks!
Very relevant, thanks for sharing!
I used to frequent design_critiques, but I don't know about it tbh. Most of the critique doesn't add a huge amount, and a scary amount of them just feel like a designer is having a bad day and wants to tell somebody exactly why they're bad.
designthought seems neat though, subbed!