I've been wrestling with this and I thought I would put it out there and gauge some opinions.
At 360|Flex I presented a session directed at application (Flex) developers aimed to inspire them to improve their application design skills. It was part inspirational and part instructional as I went through basic design principles they should be aware of.
I would like to ask if anyone could point out a visual design association well organized as IxDA. I am aware of some of them like AIGA, Core 77 and a couple of others, but I feel all of those I know lack the type of resourceful discussion list and engaged community found here.
Needless to say that nothing prevents visual design threads being cast on IxDA as we notice from time to time, but I am after something more specific about that discipline of design.