DesignOps Resources – A Collection of Top Links

Researching DesignOps can take you down a rabbit hole of blog posts, whitepapers, webinars, talks, communities, and more! What if you had everything bookmarked in a single resource with links to all the best DesignOps resources? Well, here it is!

This comprehensive list of DesignOps resources includes everything from articles to tools and networking communities.

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What does DesignOps do?

DesignOps (short for Design Operations) refers to optimizing design processes, people, and technologies to improve the design organization and deliver business value for stakeholders.

The DesignOps role looks at several core areas:

  • Operations management: Developing a Design roadmap and setting long-term goals
  • Process design: Identifying frameworks, templates, methodologies, and tools to optimize operational processes
  • Project management: Optimizing design workflows, assigning projects, setting timelines, and removing any bottlenecks
  • Communication & Collaboration: A point of contact between Design and the rest of the organization while eliminating silos
  • Onboarding: Orienting and training new team members
  • Design team culture: Creating and implementing team building and culture initiatives
  • Budgeting: Managing Design budget allocation and justifying costs
  • Legal: Creating any legal documentation for designers and user testing
  • Procurement: Managing procurement processes for Design
  • IT and Security: Working with IT to integrate tools with other software and ensure everything is security compliant

DesignOps Tools

  • UXPin Merge – A code-based design tool to sync a component library to UXPin’s design editor
  • Adele – A repository of publicly available design systems and pattern libraries
  • Storybook – An open-source tool for building UI components and pages in isolation (more for DevOps but can use to display component examples in design systems. Also syncs with UXPin Merge)
  • Pattern Lab – A Brad Frost project for creating Atomic Design Systems
  • Mechanic – an open-source framework that helps design teams to create web-based design tools

DesignOps Websites & Blogs

Single Articles

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A collection of articles from design leaders and DesignOps managers.

DesignOps Talks

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DesignOps Books and eBooks



DesignOps Podcasts & Interviews

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DesignOps Communities

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DesignOps Events

Streamline DesignOps with UXPin Merge

One of the biggest DesignOps headaches is design system operations and finding ways to enhance collaboration between design and development. The DS team works hard to sync UI kits with component libraries, a time-consuming manual process prone to error.

UXPin Merge allows you to sync a component library from a repository to UXPin’s design editor, so designers and engineers use the same components.

Any changes to the repository automatically sync to UXPin, so designers and engineers always work with the most up-to-date components–a single source of truth across the organization.

by UXPin on 5th July, 2022

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