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Design communities

1 year ago from

Hi, everybody!

I think most of the people, especially designers, want to have a community for sharing and discussing their works, get feedback, ask questions, answer the questions. And I'm one of such people too. I'm looking for design communities and I will be thankful anybody who shares a community wherever it is: telegram, discord, slack or somewhere else.

30 comments

  • Timothy Hykes, 1 year ago

    I love this community on slack. It would be great if it was more web-based. https://thedesignership.com/

    3 points
  • Preet Singh, 1 year ago

    If you're in Toronto or New York, check out DesignX (Largest UX & design community in Toronto and newly opened chapter in NYC)

    https://designx.community

    3 points
  • Fabricio TeixeiraFabricio Teixeira, 1 year ago

    This might help: https://uxdesign.cc/the-best-slack-groups-for-ux-designers-25c621673d9c

    2 points
  • Noel ForteNoel Forte, 1 year ago

    If you're in the New England/Northeast US, I'm a member and lover of Bay State Design Shop. We're a community of designers from all disciplines that talk shop, critique work, post jobs, and all other kinds of craziness. We're hanging out on Slack all week long, but also do meetups too! Procure an invite to the clubhouse at https://baystatedesignshop.com/.

    2 points
  • Javier-Simon Cuello, 1 year ago

    Check this out: https://spectrum.chat/explore

    1 point
  • Timothy McKennaTimothy McKenna, 1 year ago

    I am not sure if this answers the question or further stokes conversation....but what about AIGA? Personally, I am no longer part of my local chapter, but I hear other chapters are much more active and inclusive.

    1 point
    • Timothy Hykes, 1 year ago

      I'm the president of my local chapter you are correct.

      1 point
      • Timothy McKennaTimothy McKenna, 1 year ago

        Cool. I am a past president of my local chapter. I have mixed feelings about AIGA...in theory, AIGA would be a great organization...in practice, I haven't seen many people who are selfless enough to truly put a community before their own needs.

        2 points
        • Timothy Hykes, 1 year ago

          I have to agree. It's tough to focus on the community, but we have done better about this on the national level. There always the members and then the community. When it should be the community, who have members that want a little bit more from AiGA.

          1 point
  • Emanuel SerbanoiuEmanuel Serbanoiu, 1 year ago

    Design communities don't work

    1 point
    • , 1 year ago

      why do you think so?

      0 points
      • Emanuel SerbanoiuEmanuel Serbanoiu, 1 year ago

        Because of designers and their personality traits and things they do/don't value. We are selfish, don't want to share resources and we easily jump to judge everything. People tried to build communities but never really succeeded, we would have tons of them by now.

        4 points
        • Caleb SylvestCaleb Sylvest, 1 year ago

          Seems like the only way feedback + growth + questions + friendship type design communities work is if you create your own with a few like-minded people. Sort of like a Mastermind Group but less formal. A slack channel could be all that's needed.

          2 points
          • Emanuel SerbanoiuEmanuel Serbanoiu, 1 year ago

            Yes and I think the level of the experience needs to be on the same level between members to work

            0 points
        • Des DevDes Dev, 1 year ago

          This is actually very interesting point. I've joined several design groups and development groups on Facebook, and it's strange that design groups are always very quite regardless of the number of members, whereas dev groups are usually very active. hmm..

          1 point
    • Slavo Glinsky, 1 year ago

      By this thread you can see they work, just look at the number of members. However agree it may work quite differently, designers are more effective in small groups and safe environment. What may work here is interconnected local groups of people, but didn't found any platform for that.

      0 points
      • Emanuel SerbanoiuEmanuel Serbanoiu, 1 year ago

        It works when designers need a medium to complain about something, that's another thing. Sketch threads where people bash the software for its bugs are usually the most active, yes.

        0 points
  • Pasquale D'SilvaPasquale D'Silva, 1 year ago

    I'm biased, but damn I miss Forrst.

    1 point
    • Johnnie Gomez AlzagaJohnnie Gomez Alzaga, 1 year ago

      OMG! I loved Forrst in the beginning. That was pretty much were I spent my nights commenting and giving feedback to other users. After Kyle Bragger left the company, it started going downhill. Too bad.

      1 point
  • Johnny JuiceJohnny Juice, 1 year ago

    I run TUXL, an online community & newsletter for UX practitioners. https://theuxlist.com/

    Most of the conversations happen on twitter or slack #tuxl

    0 points
  • Oz ChenOz Chen, 1 year ago

    Great mentions here. If you're looking for something specific to user experience, here's my list of curated UX communities. Enjoy!

    0 points
  • Vlad Shvets, 1 year ago

    Phase Community is the newest vibrant group of digital designers: → https://phase.com/community

    0 points
  • Josh DunstervilleJosh Dunsterville, 1 year ago

    I run the Figma community over on Spectrum: https://spectrum.chat/figma But there's also a ton of other great design related communities on Spectrum you should check out too. :)

    0 points
  • Cláudia Acabado, 1 year ago

    For question related with carrer: https://askplaybook.com/

    0 points