I am new in UI/UX and I have been seeing design systems suggested by many articles and design trends to know about. I was wondering where people are getting all these ideas or news from? Is there some sort of website or group I could go to to stay up to date?
Whilst trends are usually very big in other design areas, UX is a bit more stable as the approach is usually much more scientific than, say, graphic design. There's three things playing a part on UX Trends:
- Different products follow a specific approach for solving things through design, creating new patterns easily recognizable by users which are then reproduced.
- Widely-used patterns are discredited through study and research and used less and less.
- There are new findings in Psychology, HCI, etc. which push us into other directions previously unexplored or not considered. Have you noticed corners have gotten rounder? There's a reason for it.
I'm afraid I can't point you in the direction of quality content related to what I stated above as it's usually very sparse (as it's usually kept behind closed doors by the companies who fund the research), but I always share evernote.design with people new to the field, as it usually provides a big enough playground for you to start exploring a lot of UX/UI Resources.
I wish you the best on this new journey of yours!