Finding inspiration in the everyday.
Often when I’m working on a certain aspect of the UI design phase for while I sometimes find analogies in everyday occurrences that I can relate back to the current UI I’m working on. It doesn’t matter if it’s a good or bad experience it’s all part of drawing information and ideas outside the context that you’re working in. I may look at it and work out how could this be improved or what makes this a good experience.
It’s true with everything though, the more interest you take in something the more you notice it, and the greater the detail you notice it with.