I have a great admiration for people who build user interfaces and manage the user experience of a product.
As anyone who has ever build any sort of product with a graphical user interface knows ... everyone is a UI expert (read critic) and the further they are away from the implementation, the more abstract the criticisms are.
Personally I'm an implementer .. a nuts and bolts behind the scenes framework kind of guy. I have often wondered where user interface/experience experts draw their inspiration from so that when presented with a blank canvas they don't just roll back to the standard desktop approaches using buttons and text areas.
Perusing the Method site, guys who engage in a mix of product marketing, branding and user interface development, I came across a bit of insight regarding the source for new user interface inspiration ... Relentless Curiosity.
In my mind Storyboard provides a great environment for this kind of exploration. An empty canvas free of traditional baggage populated with content as rich as your imagination (and creative tooling!) can provide!