Crawl, Walk, Run — the Evolution of a Design System

A session at Clarity

Thursday 31st March, 2016

2:30pm to 3:00pm (PST)

If change isn’t built into the process, a “Living Design System” can’t evolve. In this talk we’ll discuss the lessons learned, and the challenges faced, as our system went from crawling to running. Refactoring, versioning, and deprecation are but a few of the growing pains we’ve experienced on our journey to build a stable but incredibly flexible Design System.

About the speakers

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Stephanie Rewis

Lead Developer, Design Systems, Salesforce

Stephanie Rewis is the Lead Developer on Design Systems at Salesforce UX where she leads the team responsible for the CSS framework in the Salesforce Lightning Design System. Stephanie has been a front-end developer, passionate about web standards and accessibility, for over 16 years. She has worked with a wide spectrum of clients including Under Armour, Newsweek, MLB, New York Magazine, Adobe, Quiznos, Disney's ‘TRON’, and a lively bunch of startups. She’s spoken at conferences including HOW Design Conference, UI16, An Event Apart, Microsoft's MIX, Macworld, SxSW, Adobe MAX, among others. She’s a published author and has written for numerous publications. When not fighting specificity wars, she and her husband escape on their catamaran, “border-radius”.

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Brandon Ferrua

Lead Developer, Design Systems, Salesforce

Brandon Ferrua is a Lead Developer working on the Design Systems team at Salesforce UX. His focus is on architecting scalable CSS for the Lightning Design System. His previous hats have included creative director, designer and front-end developer for both large and small companies. Though the roles have changed, through them all, patterns, style guides, and performance remain his passions. When he is not trying to reverse-engineer all the things, he is a bonafide metalhead, a dog whisperer, and an avid outdoorsman — code for, “he gets hurt a lot”.

6 attendees

  • Brandon Ferrua
  • Colin Johnston
  • Jina Anne
  • Sampath Mani
  • Stephanie (Sullivan) Rewis
  • Stephanie Schuhmacher

1 tracker

  • Luther Thie

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United States United States, San Francisco

31st March to 1st April 2016

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Time 2:30pm3:00pm PST

Date Thu 31st March 2016

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  • Mastering Web Content (DVD)
  • Mastering CSS with Dreamweaver CS4
  • Mastering CSS with Dreamweaver CS3

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