I'm pretty green in interface design. I've read quite a lot but
often sit down to start a design and have a complete block. I realise
that there are a lot design patterns on the web, but it can be
difficult to really get a deep appreciation of them.
I'd like to build up some experience. Of course, the best way is to
'just do something'. However, students and newbies, such as myself,
perhaps don't have any real projects or sometimes long gap between
I was thinking about reverse engineering a couple of sites. This
would give me a chance to build up some skills creating wireframes as
well as getting a feel for how these interfaces are put together.
Perhaps doing some free work for charities might also be useful,
although you if some paid for work came up, it would be unacceptable
to just drop them.
Are there any other learning approaches might be useful in gaining