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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?

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    UI/UX doesn't exist. Other than that, this is one for the groups you're looking for, but you could also try doing a Google search for whatever specialty you have.
    – Devin
    Jun 13, 2023 at 18:56

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Personally, I use UX Collective, but NN Group are the OGs of UX. From what I remember, one of the founders coined the word UX, and already I see they have an article up on psychology in UX. Very, very good place to start.

But as for design systems and the like, UX Collective would be the place.

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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!

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    While I agree with the gist of your answer, your first link is about Contour Bias, which is not exactly new ;)
    – Devin
    Jun 15, 2023 at 23:10
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    Haha, that's a sharp observation @Devin. You are entirely correct! It was scientifically identified in 2006, if I'm not mistaken. The fact that squared buttons were better rendered on late-century computing systems and how people had gotten so used to them probably has played a big part in designers integrating them.
    – Angel
    Jun 18, 2023 at 18:25

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