Initiating a Design System

Nielsen Norman Group

Addressing challenges of scaling user interface design and development


Carl Tsui
Senior Manager, UX Engineering, athenahealth

Jen Cardello
Head of Design Platforms, athenahealth

A design system as a repository of user interface conventions, styles, and components is critical to designing and developing high quality products at speed and scale. This seminar addresses the opportunities and challenges of establishing a design system to be used by multiple product teams including: multi-disciplinary participation, integrating with legacy designs and technology platforms, UI framework choices, staffing, and selling the value to the organization.

What You'll Learn

  • How to frame the benefits of a design system to designers, developers, and senior leadership
  • How to incorporate a design system initiative into an established company with multiple products of varying ages
  • How a design system complements agile transformations

Topics Covered

  • How design systems accelerate product design and development and measures of success
  • The organizational challenges with funding, staffing, and selling design systems
  • Reconciling legacy product designs with a new design system - visual and technical considerations
  • How to make technology choices in a heterogeneous technology environment
  • Establishing business and organizational processes for sustaining a design system
  • Building a design systems team -- roles, responsibilities, process

The link to view the online seminar will be emailed to the address used for registration. 

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  • Online Seminar

  • Duration
    1 hour
  • Included in purchase
    Streamable video + PDF of slides
  • Valid for
    1 person (or conference room)
  • Recorded
  • Online Seminar
  • Duration1 hour
  • Included in purchaseStreamable video + PDF of slides
  • Valid for1 person (or conference room)
  • Recorded11/2017
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