Design Systems 2018


February 13-16, 2018.
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Consistency vs. Flexibility in Design Systems: A GE Case Study

Ken Skistimas

Director, User Experience at GE Digital

You'll learn:

  • Where design systems should be consistent or flexible
  • How GE Digital handles consistency vs. flexibility in the Predix design system
  • How to adapt tools and technology to balance both.

UXPin: State of the Union Product Keynote

Marcin Treder

CEO at UXPin

You'll learn:

  • How UXPin unifies design with code in design systems
  • Recent design system features in UXPin alongside roadmap
  • Predictions for the future of design tools.

UXPin Demo: Creating Design Systems

Taylor Marshall

Sr. Account Executive at UXPin

You'll learn:

  • How to identify and resolve current design inconsistencies
  • How to close knowledge gaps between designers and developers
  • How to sustain design consistency and development efficiency across products

Should Designers?

Dan Mall

Design Director at Superfriendly

You'll learn:

  • How code and design skills relate to each other
  • How designers fit into Agile workflows
  • The role of the designer in owning design systems

From the designer's laptop to the user's – and everything in between

Allard van Helbergen

Sr. Designer in the Design System team at Atlassian

You'll learn:

  • How Atlassian builds and manages their design system across their product suite
  • How the Design System team empowers users by iterating with research and testing
  • How design and engineering cooperate to be efficient and productive

The Organizational Impact of Design Systems

Shahrzad Samadzadeh

Principal Product Designer at Salesforce

You'll learn:

  • How Salesforce’s design system impacts design process, business stakeholders, and ecosystem partners
  • How a design system directly and indirectly enables business growth
  • The challenges that come with impact, and how Salesforce solves them

Creating and Maintaining a Design System for 130 Teams

Bethany Sonefeld

Design Lead at IBM Bluemix

You'll learn:

  • How to adapt activities, technology, and processes for the 4 stages of design systems
  • How to govern a design system for years
  • How the Carbon Design System was created, adopted, governed, and evolved

UXPin Demo: Agile UX Process

Taylor Marshall

Sr. Account Executive at UXPin

You'll learn:

  • How to design collaboratively with global teams in UXPin
  • How to shorten your iteration cycles with UXPin
  • How UXPin improves design consistency in product sprints

Initiating and Sustaining Design Systems for the Enterprise

  • Carl Tsui

    Sr. Manager, UX Engineering at athenahealth
  • Jen Cardello

    Executive Director, Design Platforms at athenahealth

You'll learn:

  • How to sell a design system to designers, engineers, and stakeholders
  • How to assemble a design systems team and technology stack
  • How to build a design systems backlog, governance model, and ROI tracking

Creating Experience Principles for UX Systems

Dustin Wagner

Sr. Visual Designer at Fjord

You'll learn:

  • How to create crisp design principles for a design system
  • How to avoid vague design principles
  • Useful activities and workshops for creating design principles

Evolving your Design System: People, Product, and Process

Jessica Clark

Design Manager, Design Systems at Linkedin

You'll learn:

  • How to create and maintain a design system over several years
  • How people, process, and product change alongside a design system
  • Lessons learned from growing the Linkedin design system

Thinking in Symbols for Universal Design

Ben Wilkins

Design Technology Lead at Airbnb

You'll learn:

  • How to design consistently for multiple interface targets like Android, iOS, VR, or even Natural Language interfaces
  • How to design consistently across multiple languages
  • How Airbnb practices universal design

UXPin Demo: Collaboration + Developer Handoffs

Eric Malnati

Sr. Account Executive at UXPin

You'll learn:

  • How to co-design and collaborate with teams in UXPin
  • How to turn team feedback into action items in UXPin
  • How to automatically generate dev specs and documentation with UXPin

Accessibility in Design Systems

Allison Shaw

Sr. Product Designer at Zendesk

You'll learn:

  • The benefits of accessibility in a design system
  • How to create and incorporate accessibility standards
  • How to improve accessibility across your product suite

Session canceled

Courtney Clark

Managing Director of UX at Forumone

You'll learn:

  • Insights from working on dozens of design systems projects for government and NGO projects
  • Lessons related to building, governing, and maintaining design systems
  • Design systems best practices based on trial and error

UXPin Demo: Component-Based Prototyping

Taylor Marshall

Sr. Account Executive at UXPin

You'll learn:

  • How to turn Sketch and Photoshop files into layered prototypes
  • How to improve design consistency with Design Systems in UXPin
  • How to scale changes to elements with Design System Libraries

Session canceled

Damon Dimmick

Director of Product Design & UX at Constant Contact

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