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What are the topics designers will talk about in 2020?

We at the UX Collective have seen quite a lot this year. After curating and sharing 2,411 links with 358,917 designers all around the world, we have identified a few of the trends our industry has been writing, talking, and thinking about.

What's top of mind for your design friends this year? What are the tools we're paying attention to, the ways we're collaborating with other teams, the career challenges we're facing?

This is our fifth consecutive year publishing a trends report: The State of UX in 2020. The response we received last year from the half million people who read our report was so positive it inspired us to go even further in our exploration. 

The landscape is somewhat different from last year's, though. While in 2019 the design community reflected on how the experiences we create can impact the world (from enabling tech addiction to influencing democratic elections), this year's report carries a more positive outlook: 2020 is the year of pragmatic optimism. It is the year for designers to conscientiously improve not only the digital products people use every day, but also our companies and our industry.

We are looking forward to how design will evolve in 2020. Meanwhile, here is our review of the past and analysis of the present, with an ever-watchful eye on the future of UX:

  1. Designing for the post-truth era
  2. The rise of micro-communities
  3. Design as a team sport
  4. Rendering intentionality
  5. The death of design files
  6. Rediscovering information architecture
  7. Embracing new superpowers
  8. Invisible design systems
  9. Designers, unite

Here's the link to the full report:

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