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Ship Faster by Building Design Systems Slower
Successful design systems can and should move more slowly than the products they support—but a deliberate pace doesn’t have to create bottlenecks. Josh Clark shows how to reconcile the needs and speeds of product versus design system.
The Design System Ecosystem
Brad Frost explores the landscape of a mature, end-to-end design system for big, complex organizations. Discover all the moving pieces and how they hang together.
Only One Deliverable Matters
Too much design effort goes into artifacts that are not part of the working software. There’s a better way to work.
The Most Exciting Design Systems Are Boring
Design systems should solve problems that designers confront over and over again, so that they can turn to more interesting challenges.
Design To Wake a Sleeping Giant
Big Medium helped About.com (now Dotdash) reinvent its product strategy and design process—and created some mighty good-looking and profitable sites along the way.
Design Systems: Mastering Design at Scale
In this InVision video series, Brad Frost, Dan Mall, and Josh Clark share their know-how to help you build and use a design system.
The Design System and Your Future Self
On the Style Guide podcast, Josh Clark shares how design systems are a kindness to your future self—and can make sense of emerging interactions, too.
Scaling Great Design Across a Fortune 10 Company
Big Medium crafted a design system to help one of the world’s biggest companies scale great design across hundreds of apps.
What is the Role of an AI Designer?
Facebook’s Amanda Linden shares how AI product designers approach their work in Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence team.
Design Tools Are Running Out of Track
Our design tools are fundamentally disconnected from the realities and constraints of working software—which means that designers are, too.
The Tools I Use
Josh Clark shares his personal toolkit for making things happen, part of An Event Apart’s “The Tools We Use” series.
The Pop-Up Employer: Build a Team, Do the Job, Say Goodbye
Noam Scheiber reports on algorithms that seek to build an entire organization for you with a click.
Airlines Redesigning Uniforms Find Out How Complicated It Is
The New York Times considers the commitment, iteration and heavy testing that goes into the design of airline uniforms.
Uncovering Voice UI Design Patterns
Design consultancy Cooper is sharing their emerging best practices for voice interfaces.
Microsoft’s unconventional Surface Studio PC emerged from design process that is equally unconventional (but shouldn’t be).
So We Redid Our Charts…
Video analytics provider Mux overhauled their data visualizations and shared the process.
A Working Pattern Library
Ethan Marcotte on tailoring a pattern library to the habits of the people who use it.
On Design Systems: Dan Mall of Superfriendly
Dan shares insights about building design systems like true products.
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