Do you sometimes feel like your best work gets lost in translation when handed off to the developers? This session will cover a few techniques for developing and using design systems to help your team communicate and build more consistent interfaces efficiently.
How we use component cut up sessions (essentially UI audits) to get the whole team to share ownership and speak the same language. How we separate the style from functionality when building scalable UIs and some tricks for understanding the development mindset. Why we build a style guide (especially in code) and a few tools we use to keep them up to date. We'll discuss some of the tradeoffs of design systems for UX (the users and the profession) and help deepen the audience understanding of the corresponding tradeoffs for developers. Lastly, we'll have a heart-to-heart about locus of control, intention, and how we try to foster empathy between our clients and partners.