There is always much talk and discussion on the list about how best to accomplish a given task or organize a page. Oftentimes the talk turns to open laments about a particularly bad piece of design. However, what about the really good stuff that people have done?
What do you feel was a really exceptional piece of work? It could be your own work (from a particularly challanging job) or something you saw and really liked. What really pushes your buttons (in a good way) and why?
An example that springs readily to my mind is the one given by Alan Cooper in one of his books where they were asked to redesign the photo cropping tool that shipped with a particular scanner. For those not familiar with the work, his team came up with (what I thought was) a clever and innovative way of cropping scanned photos that was as intuitive as it was easy to use.
No, your submittals do not have to be innovative or clever, those just happended to be the characteristics of this particular work that made it stand out to me. You may have other reasons for rating some work so highly.