Beyond the Toolkit: Spreading a System Across People & Products

A session at Clarity

Thursday 31st March, 2016

11:30am to 12:00pm (PST)

A design system is made up of parts: visual style, UI components, code, editorial, and often more. We know how to design, build, deliver them is like any other digital product development process. And there’s the rub: your system is a product in and of itself, applied to an enterprise’s ecosystem of other products built by autonomous teams of designers and developers.

Your strategy needs answers to “What products will use it, when and to what extent?” “Who's our audience?” “Who participates and contributes?” “What groups must we align with?” “Who wants it, and — really — who doesn’t?”

We’ll explore ways to identify and prioritize how to engage your enterprise's people and products as you spread and sustain a system over time.

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Nathan Curtis

Founder & Designer, Eightshapes

Nathan co-founded EightShapes in 2006, a UX agency in Washington DC. He shares his passion for design systems by consulting with teams large and small and regularly writing, speaking, and conducting workshops worldwide. He also wrote the book Modular Web Design and conceived of UX documntation and HTML/CSS prototyping tooling downloaded by 50,000+ designers worldwide.

6 attendees

  • Colin Johnston
  • Jina Anne
  • Luther Thie
  • Nathan Curtis
  • Sampath Mani
  • Stephanie Schuhmacher

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United States United States, San Francisco

31st March to 1st April 2016

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Time 11:30am12:00pm PST

Date Thu 31st March 2016

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