Design Systems and DesignOps

You might already be familiar with the “components” part of design systems, but what comes next? How are design systems best used by team members other than designers and engineers like product managers and content creators? What’s the best way to get them used by as many people as is appropriate? Who shouldn’t use a design system? What should success metrics look like? SuperFriendly founder and CEO Dan Mall will walk you through common design system pitfalls, how to avoid and escape them, and all the other intermediate-level stuff that everyone’s asking to help you see how they apply to your specific organization.

Audience: DesignOps folks and design managers that want a deeper understanding of design systems better in order to better support their teams
Key Takeaways:
  • Understanding optimal workflows for creating, using, and maintaining design systems
  • Defining specific and actionable success metrics—ways to know if a design system is helping or hurting your teams
  • Strengthening your arguments for the appropriate level of resourcing and budget an organization should be devoting to a design system

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Facilitator
Dan Mall
Founder + CEO, SuperFriendly
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This is your opportunity to make sure you can access Zoom, Slack channels, and other remote tools you’ll need to participate in and enjoy your workshop at #DO2020. If you haven’t already, please join us on Slack (in #do-general and the dedicated channel for your workshop). That’s where discussion will take place, and it’s the fastest way to get help (go to channel #do-help). You can also make sure your connection is working properly. Our team will be on hand to offer you support. Optional but highly recommended!

​Design Systems and DesignOps (Part 1 of 3)

8:00am-8:50am PDT
Lecture

8:50am–9:00am PDT
Mini break

9:00am-9:15am PDT
Individual work

9:15am-9:55am PDT
Small group discussion/working session

9:55am-10:00am PDT
Introduce prompt for break

10:00am-10:30am PDT
Full break

10:30am-10:45am PDT
Reflection & Sharing

10:45am-11:00am PDT
Daily wrap-up and introduction to tomorrow’s topic

11:00am-11:30am PDT
Open time

You might already be familiar with the “components” part of design systems, but what comes next? How are design systems best used by team members other than designers and engineers like product managers and content creators? What’s the best way to get them used by as many people as is appropriate? Who shouldn’t use a design system? What should success metrics look like? SuperFriendly founder and CEO Dan Mall will walk you through common design system pitfalls, how to avoid and escape them, and all the other intermediate-level stuff that everyone’s asking to help you see how they apply to your specific organization.

Audience: DesignOps folks and design managers that want a deeper understanding of design systems better in order to better support their teams
Key Takeaways:
  • Understanding optimal workflows for creating, using, and maintaining design systems
  • Defining specific and actionable success metrics—ways to know if a design system is helping or hurting your teams
  • Strengthening your arguments for the appropriate level of resourcing and budget an organization should be devoting to a design system

​Design Systems and DesignOps (Part 2 of 3)

8:00am-8:50am PDT
Lecture

8:50am–9:00am PDT
Mini break

9:00am-9:15am PDT
Individual work

9:15am-9:55am PDT
Small group discussion/working session

9:55am-10:00am PDT
Introduce prompt for break

10:00am-10:30am PDT
Full break

10:30am-10:45am PDT
Reflection & Sharing

10:45am-11:00am PDT
Daily wrap-up and introduction to tomorrow’s topic

11:00am-11:30am PDT
Open time

​Design Systems and DesignOps (Part 3 of 3)

8:00am-8:50am PDT
Lecture

8:50am–9:00am PDT
Mini break

9:00am-9:15am PDT
Individual work

9:15am-9:55am PDT
Small group discussion/working session

9:55am-10:00am PDT
Introduce prompt for break

10:00am-10:30am PDT
Full break

10:30am-10:45am PDT
Reflection & Sharing

10:45am-11:00am PDT
Workshop wrap-up