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Best 30 UX Communities and Groups to Join

Tadeas Adamjak
•  12.04.2024
How about we gave you a chance to network with the top dogs of the UX industry? Or the place to find inspirations, articles, conferences, and webinars to improve your UX design and research projects? Even getting a new UX job or hire a quality UX professional?

 

If you’re interested, take a look at our list of top communities! We’re sure you’ll find a great match!

Here’s a handy table of all the UX communities mentioned in the article:

Sharing your views, ideas, events, and job offers.
Education and career advancement for designers.
Inspiration, tips and advice from industry members.
UX Research
Share your ideas, discuss the latest trends in UX design and support one another.
Design and development of websites and applications.
Latest UX trends
Space for exchanging ideas, best practices, and issues specific to UX industry.
UX resources and feedback.
The hows and whys of user experience research.
18,000 UX pros who discuss insights and support one another.
Discuss the operations and operationalization of user research and research.
A community dedicated to interaction design.
Place where you can discuss new products, look for employment, or get feedback on what you’re working on.
This is an active community for all design professionals working in the creative fields
High-quality curated content every day for everyone interested in UX.
Discuss problems, ask questions, get help, find a job, share research methodologies.
Helping professionals from other industries switch to the UX field.
Networking fro UX designers and researchers.
stories about UX Design, finding inspiration and sharing your latest Dribble posts.
Talk, ask questions, share stories, and view/post job offers.
This is a place to exchange tips as well as to get feedback from people who share your interests.
This group provides a place for learning, sharing, and improvement for designers.
Ask questions, receive help, find employment, share research methodologies or do other things along those lines
A place for beginners to learn and professionals to share.
UX challenges, videos and blogposts and also a lot of funny memes.
UX resources like blogs and books, design challenges and job openings!
A community for sharing and discussing UX research.
UX/IA/ID design resources.
UX design and research.

Sharing your views, ideas, events, and job offers.

Education and career advancement for designers.

Inspiration, tips and advice from industry members.

UX Research

Share your ideas, discuss the latest trends in UX design and support one another.

Design and development of websites and applications.

Latest UX trends

Space for exchanging ideas, best practices, and issues specific to UX industry.

UX resources and feedback.

The hows and whys of user experience research.

18,000 UX pros who discuss insights and support one another.

Discuss the operations and operationalization of user research and research.

A community dedicated to interaction design.

Place where you can discuss new products, look for employment, or get feedback on what you’re working on.

This is an active community for all design professionals working in the creative fields

High-quality curated content every day for everyone interested in UX.

Discuss problems, ask questions, get help, find a job, share research methodologies.

Helping professionals from other industries switch to the UX field.

Networking fro UX designers and researchers.

stories about UX Design, finding inspiration and sharing your latest Dribble posts.

Talk, ask questions, share stories, and view/post job offers.

This is a place to exchange tips as well as to get feedback from people who share your interests.

This group provides a place for learning, sharing, and improvement for designers.

Ask questions, receive help, find employment, share research methodologies or do other things along those lines

A place for beginners to learn and professionals to share.

UX challenges, videos and blogposts and also a lot of funny memes.

UX resources like blogs and books, design challenges and job openings!

A community for sharing and discussing UX research.

UX/IA/ID design resources.

UX design and research.

If you want to learn more about UX Research, check out our step-by-step guides!

Top 8 UX communities to join on LinkedIn

1. User Experience (UX) / User Interface (UI) / Interaction Design (IxD) / IA / Discussions /Jobs

The group is for everyone that would like to have an informative and interactive discussion on User Experience. You can consult your design ideas and get a feedback from fellow like-minded people. You will feel welcomed if you are involved in designing and developing applications, Interaction design, Information Architecture…

You should join the group, if you are interested in sharing your views, ideas, events, and job offers.

Link for the group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4496205/

2. Interaction Design Foundation

Group of Design Foundation (IDF) specializes in education and career advancement for designers. They created a group and anyone is welcomed to join. It is great online community if you are seeking a career advice.

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2529386/

3. UXPA – User Experience Professionals Association International

User Experience Professionals Association International helps out people who research, design and evaluate the user experience of products and services. UXPA is proud to promote UX concepts and techniques through their annual international conference and you can find a lot of valuable resources in their Linkedin group.

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/717/

4. UX / HCI Researchers

Description: The UX community dedicated to UXtweaks specialty – UX research but do not hesitate to join as it is for all kinds of UXers. It will help you to expand our network of people and your ideas. You can even find UX legends such as Jared Spool, Jakob Nielsen, or Don Norman in the group as members!

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/126114/

5. UX Designer

UX Designer group is a great place to share your ideas, discuss the latest trends in UX design, newest design tools and support one another. Members are encouraged to ask questions about anything related to User Experience, User Interface, Web Design, and more. So, don’t be afraid to ask away, even if you are just a UX design beginner.

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1854192/

6. Web Design and Development, UX/UI

This is a professional group dedicated to the design and development of websites and applications. They have active design community, where you can share and discover articles and news about web design and development. This group appreciates inspirational and educational content.

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3704356/

7. User experience (UX) design, Product Design, Service Design | UXThisWeek

This group was created to study, analyze, and exchange ideas about User Experience and User Experience design. Latest trends in experience design for AI, machine learning, and conversations to IoT. They invite you to learn, think, and contribute to help, coach, or volunteer to mentor group members in need. become part of professional network

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1875717/

8. Remote UX Research & User Testing

The goal of this group is to establish a community of UX professionals, providing a space for exchanging concepts, best practices, and industry-related concerns.

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2682245/

7 UX Slack communities you need to be a part of

1. UX Mastery

UX Mastery is a UX community that encourages members to join discussions in organized channels.

Our favorite channels within the community we recommend to join:

#resources – for tips, tricks, and questions for UX-related tools and processes + UX articles shared by other members.

#research-methods – for getting advice on research and discussion

#feedback – for getting feedback and post your research projects

You can join by clicking this link.

2. Mixedmethods

Mixed Methods is a slack community interested in the hows and whys of user experience research – and they do it well.

Our pick for channels to be a part of:

#general – for general UX Research topics

#tools – to discuss and learn about tools used by UX professionals

You can get your invite here: https://www.mixed-methods.org/

3. Designer Hangout

Designer Hangout invites-only community of UX pros who discuss insights and support one another. You can request an invite over at https://designerhangout.co/request if you pass vetting, you will get a chance to learn from over 18,000 skilled designers and researchers.

Recommended channels:

#help_designcritique – need help with a design or an idea? You can collaborate and debate here

#resources_links – for sharing resources that have been helpful in your UX work and would be useful to fellow designers.

#topic_userresearch – discussions on methodologies, data analysis, and all things related to UXR.

If you are looking for another good source of information on user research try visiting our User Research Blog.

4. ResearchOps

Group of people from all around the world who’ve come together to discuss the operations and operationalization of user research and design research You can join the community by filling out this form https://researchops.community/.

5. IxDA

IxDA or Interaction Design Association is dedicated to the discipline of interaction design. Channels you should take a look at are:

#questions-and-answers – you guessed it – it is about Q&As 😀

#conferences – if you love UX conferences this is the place you should be at

Link to join the workspace: https://ixda.slack.com/

6. Designer Talk

Designer Talk is a forum where creatives can talk about concepts and recent developments in graphic and web design. A place to collaborate, talk about new products, look for work, or get input on what you’re working on. That’s what this community is all about.

Our recommendation for channels to participate in:

#showandtell – here people share their works, interesting materials, and more

#ux-talk – if you need help with UX field or just want to find interesting articles on a similar topic, this is where you need to be

Join the workspace using this link: https://designertalk.slack.com/

7. Practical UX

Practical UX – an open community of professional designers where UX knowledge is shared. This is an active community for all design professionals working in the creative fields of UX, UI, digital, web design, web development.

Recommended channels:

#recources – articles, books, videos and podcasts that are definitely worth your attention

#ux-advices – having trouble figuring out how to handle a project’s UX challenge? Then here is where will try to help you!

#jobs – work opportunities for designers and more

Best 9 UX Facebook groups you shouldn’t overlook

1. The UX School

People can share ideas and work on projects together in this group while also receiving feedback on their work. Since this group’s founding, admins have come to understand that there is tremendous potential for the community to expand, for brilliant minds to unite and truly improve one another’s lives, and for thought-leaders, professionals, and beginners to share knowledge, define best practices, and better the world one good design at a time.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheUXSchool/

2. User Research Collective

This collective is created for user researchers wanting to discuss problems, ask questions, get help, find a job, share research methodologies, and bounce ideas around.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/uxrcollective/

3. UX Beginner: Design Community

Facebook group acting as a resource dedicated to helping professionals switch to the UX field. Members are welcomed to share personal experiences, UX career questions and insights, job postings, and helpful UX design resources.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/uxbeginner/

4. User Experience Professionals Association – UXPA

The group supporting those who promote the advancement of the development of usable products. Members come from across a broad range of disciplines that create the user experience. You are welcomed to network in this community.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/404691612915081/

5. UX Design World

For stories about UX Design, finding inspiration and sharing your latest Dribble post to get some feedback.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/378553219697416

6. UX Researchers Association

This group is for UX Designers, Interaction Designers, or User Researchers. It is a place where those who primarily do research can get together and talk, ask questions, share stories, and view/post job offers.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/160753414130590/

top ux groups and communities

7. Women in UX

This is a place to engage in conversation, exchange advice, information, best practices, and opportunities, as well as to get feedback from like-minded individuals. Enjoy!

Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/womenux

8. UI/UX designers

This group is intended for designers and serves as a place for learning, sharing, networking, and improvement. One of the main concepts in this group is that you give more than you take.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/205756059526207

9. UX & UI DESIGNER COMMUNITY

This group is for designers who want to talk about contexts, ask questions, get assistance, locate employment, share research methodologies, exchange ideas, and other things along those lines.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/uxdesignercommunity

Top 3 UX communities to join on Discord

Initially being a platform for gamers, Discord is a great place for designers to connect, learn and exchange experiences in 2024! And luckily, it has some of the best UX communities out there:

1. GSIUXD – Get Started in UX Design

A place for beginners to learn and professionals to share, GSIUXD is a perfect place for you to start your UX journey. It’s a dedicated design hub for UXers to grow, learn and exchange ideas.

Link: https://discords.com/servers/800793576157610064

2. DetaUX

A UX community with useful UX challenges, videos and blogposts and also a lot of funny industry stuff like UX memes and popular UX-related tweets!

Link: https://discord.com/invite/56VYjvm

3. Design Squad

A server with more than 6,000 members, Design Squad would be a great addition to your list of UX communities. They post UX resources like blogs andbooks, design challenges and job openings!

Link: https://discord.com/invite/gjeETK58kN

Bonus: 3 Leading UX subreddits

For our fellow Redditors out there:

A community for sharing and discussing UX research: https://www.reddit.com/r/UXResearch/

UX/IA/ID design resources: https://www.reddit.com/r/UserExperienceDesign/

User Experience: https://www.reddit.com/r/userexperience/

Did we leave out your favorite UX Community? Let us know at Contact Us or tag us on social media.

Editor’s note: t his post was originally published on March 18, 2021 and was updated on December 25, 2023 to stay relevant and comprehensive.

People also ask (FAQ)

What is a UX community?

A UX community is a group of people who share mutual interest in the fields of UX design and UX research. These communities help UX lovers stay informed about the latest UX trends and share their own expertise, as well as connect for collaborations and networking with other professionals. 

What are some benefits of being part of a UX community?

Being in a UX group or community has several benefits. Just to name a few:

  • Having easy access to valuable resources and information 
  • Receiving regular updates on the best UX research tools to use 
  • Having collaboration opportunities 
  • Building a vast professional network 
  • Getting support and advice from fellow UX professionals
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