You’ve just spent months auditing your products, creating a design system library, documenting it, and maybe even working with a peer in engineering to start coding up the component. But when you start to share out the system with your peers, it falls–flat.
This is one of the most common patterns we see working with teams standing up design systems. The challenge is that the problem doesn’t rest in what’s in the system itself, but in what makes up the culture that surrounds it. A design system isn’t just a product. It’s also an artifact of your cultural system. And its success therefore hinges on the success of your culture: how well your teams communicate, collaborate around a shared purpose, and work together to drive, own, and evangelize the system moving forward.
In this workshop we’ll drive into the cultural technologies that make design systems successful. How to identify and empathize with your internal stakeholders and conduct research to better understand their needs, to structure a governance system based on shared ownership, to challenge your mental models and build an inclusive process of designing and adopting components, and to plan collectively for the future.
This is an interactive workshop that is a combination of lectures, hands-on activities and discussion. There will be time for individual work as well as group collaboration.
Who should attend: