research - internet aid for the designer

Hey guys !

I’m researching the aid of the internet in the designprocess. For each design phase I want to discuss which websites can be usefull to help get inspiration, information, support or can be in any way helpful for the designer. (forums, technology, materials, graphic, inspiration, trends, …)

Following websites are highly rated in my favourites: (I skipped the obvious ones)


CAD models:





Please add your sweetest ones!

Ps: are there some topics I missed that can be usefull?

I’m not sure if this fits in to any of the categories you have suggested, but I always find looking through this site inspiring.

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