A group chat for designers

9 years ago from

Hey guys.

As a designer, I constantly want to meet new fellows designers to share thoughts, advices and get feedbacks.

What about making a Slack group chat only for designers where we share what we are doing and give advices etc...?

Does it sound a good idea?


  • Stephen AusmanStephen Ausman, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    I'm working on a site that's similar to IRC but uses Twitter for authentication. I've been meaning to post it here but haven't gotten around to it.

    Here's a link: https://rtbl.co/designer-news

    12 points
  • Arma GetronArma Getron, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    Wouldn't it be simpler to make an IRC channel for DN?

    EDIT: https://news.layervault.com/stories/21214-show-dn-rtbl--chat-about-your-interests

    Check this out!

    8 points
  • Gianluca Rispo, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    I made one.

    Send me your email at gianlucarispo {at} outlook.com


    6 points
    • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

      Good initiative. Feel free to add me, Gianluca. We'll see how we go.

      AboutaDirk at the G mails.

      0 points
    • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, 9 years ago

      How does it work if you are already using slack? Is it another room?

      0 points
      • Nick PfistererNick Pfisterer, 9 years ago

        You can be a member of multiple Slack teams. The cool thing is Slack provides a convenient Switch Team option in the main menu!

        0 points
  • Elliott WilliamsElliott Williams, 9 years ago

    my vote is for IRC. Why fix something when it's not broken? Also anyone can join.

    5 points
  • Dale-Anthony WilliamsDale-Anthony Williams, 9 years ago

    +1 for IRC!

    4 points
  • Paul HegerPaul Heger, 9 years ago

    +1 for IRC, because i don't need another Tab in my browser open...

    4 points
  • Dylan OpetDylan Opet, 9 years ago

    I'm down for IRC

    4 points
  • Robert FarrellyRobert Farrelly, 9 years ago

    I know this isn't the same but I thought I'd share anyway.

    Myself and a few designers share a skype chat. It started with 3 of us, but now there is 9. We've been on everyday for nearly two years.

    It's a pretty amazing place to ask questions and share resources. Nearly all of us have worked together/crossed paths at some point.

    Now I work for myself so it really helps to fill in the gap between freelance and studio life. I'd highly recommended something like this for when you need feedback or an honest a opinion.

    At first it was a way to get designers together for a beer but it has grown into something completely different, we have shared dropbox folders and a google group for development articles to help designers keep up to speed. We're all now in different studios and spread across 3 countries but we still log-on everyday.

    To be honest it's like a support group for designers :)

    2 points
  • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, 9 years ago

    The author is really obsessed with his chat website. Nothing will make change of mind, it's pointless to argue with anything else.

    2 points
  • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    Why don't we just setup an old #IRC channel. Jesus, ain't more practical than that. No need to fancy chat at all. You can still use nice IRC chats clients.

    Hacker News has their own chat channel on IRC and nobody died.

    2 points
  • Tim HelbergTim Helberg, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    Sooo. This came along? https://news.layervault.com/stories/21214-show-dn-rtbl--chat-about-your-interests

    2 points
  • Pasquale D'SilvaPasquale D'Silva, 9 years ago

    Guaranteed distraction.

    2 points
  • Gianluca Rispo, 9 years ago

    It seems the Slack channel is getting traction.

    Come on guys!

    1 point
    • Ari ZilnikAri Zilnik, 9 years ago

      Hey! Would you mind giving me access? Firstname @ Lastname . com

      0 points
    • Chase GiuntaChase Giunta, 9 years ago

      I'm all for this! But, the main problem is we have to wait for Gianluca's approval before we can partake in the chat goodness...

      0 points
  • Damian MakkiDamian Makki, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    I believe you can whitelist domains people can sign up from in the Administration --> Settings --> Signup Mode.

    @gmail @hotmail @aol

    Edit: You may only be able to get there via the webapp.

    1 point
  • Gianluca Rispo, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    It seems everyone need it, but a really great (old style forum-chat) community doesn't exist.

    1 point
    • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, 9 years ago

      What's the evidence that confirms your claim. I see plenty of examples of great communities that have IRC channels that were made, even before the iMac was released.

      IRC is another way of communication. What I suspect you want is to port the entire DN to a place where you have it all. I personally dislike this. I want to come to this website to comment and get links. I would want to chat with other members choosing the best tool for my needs and that's all.

      2 points
  • Alfonse SurigaoAlfonse Surigao, 8 years ago

    Can I get an invite to the Slack DN group? alfonse.surigao (at) gmail (dot) com

    0 points
  • Christin WhiteChristin White, over 8 years ago

    Are any of these still up and running? I'd love to join if there are!

    0 points
  • Vladislav ArbatovVladislav Arbatov, 9 years ago

    Yeah. OK.

    0 points
  • Anders KitsonAnders Kitson, 9 years ago

    Im down.

    0 points
  • Yugene LeeYugene Lee, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    Good. Would like to join one. DN EXCHANGE.

    0 points
  • Darren MotenDarren Moten, 9 years ago

    YES! I'd be interested

    0 points
  • David BlumDavid Blum, 9 years ago

    IRC? Let's do this with a private Google+ Community. Here you go: https://plus.google.com/communities/115240138565619334960 (feel free to send requests if you are registered at DN)

    0 points
  • David KlawitterDavid Klawitter, 9 years ago

    I've always wondered about this. It would be nice to be able to chat with some of you all and kick things around.

    There's used to be a site for this sort of thing some time back but the name escapes me.

    0 points
    • Poyi ChenPoyi Chen, 9 years ago

      yo David, remember we met in such a chat? not sure if it was IRC or something else.

      1 point
  • Arma GetronArma Getron, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    gotta find something that lets anyone in

    0 points
  • Ian GoodeIan Goode, 9 years ago

    Would be interested in this if it gains traction.

    0 points