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Good design & UX Slack channels to join

3 years ago from , Creative Director @Offroadcode

I'd like to start making more use of Slack for design related discussion as I'm finally pulling the plug on Twitter and while I'll miss some of the good design stuff there's simply too much toxic noise to bear any more and I figured there must be good slack channels out there for talking design and front-end dev.

Anyone got any good ones that are open to join?

13 comments

  • Jared Pike, 3 years ago

    I've joined a lot of slack channels and have found that United Designers is one of the best. Very active community and not overwhelmingly large because they prune inactives.

    6 points
    • Anders Houston, 3 years ago

      Most of the design slacks I'm a part of are massive and will have someone ask a question then disappear and not stick around for the answer, I hardly ever see that happen in United Designers.

      This is a great community, as they are very active (to the point I had to mute some of the channels or just ignore it until a break.) and provide solid feedback on the designs I've posted.

      4 points
  • Rhys MerrittRhys Merritt, 3 years ago

    I struggle to understand how people manage to not get overloaded with crud from joining Slack channels outside of your own workplace. I feel too overloaded with my workplace Slack channel on it's own.

    Slack was made to be more productive than email, but nowadays I find Slack hinders my productivity more than email ever did - the returns feel diminishing.

    6 points
    • Austin PaquetteAustin Paquette, 3 years ago

      Slack does hinder it if you let it be a micro-distractor. If you set time aside during the day to focus just on slack affairs then you're best off. I typically take 15 - 20 minutes every 3 hour period to check it out and that gets so much more done than email ever would.

      To answer the first question though, I like being apart of them because they're good for throwing your problem into and seeing what feedback or opinions come back. It's an opportunity for networking and maybe you even get to help someone through their problem - which is fulfilling in it's own right.

      Slack responsibly!

      0 points
  • Fabricio TeixeiraFabricio Teixeira, 3 years ago

    You should check out this list: https://uxdesign.cc/the-best-slack-groups-for-ux-designers-25c621673d9c

    3 points
  • Alex MartineauAlex Martineau, 3 years ago

    I was in Designer Hangout for a bit. There's a lot of channels and it's quite overwhelming. Eventually I needed to remove some noise form my Slack and removed them. It's an active community, though.

    1 point
  • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, 3 years ago

    I left and stopped joining UX and Design related channels, because they tend to be 80% self-promotion, without any interest in joining a conversation, even about their own promoted thing.

    0 points
    • Anders Houston, 3 years ago

      You should check out https://Uniteddesigners.chat then. It's mostly chit-chat and design related conversation from designers who freelance or don't otherwise have a design team in their company, and I've seen some solid feedback occur without the shameless self promotion that you see in other slacks and forums.

      0 points
  • Rashan Casseus, 3 years ago

    Try http://thedesignership.com/ thedesignership.slack.com

    0 points
  • Jonathan YapJonathan Yap, 3 years ago

    Designer Hangout is one the best and most active one that's still around. They even have their own forum now that's outside of slack because of the noise. Quality is high because it's still an invite-only community ;)

    0 points