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.
Getting the iPad to Pro
Craig Mod considers the new iPad Pro and finds that its sleek and speedy hardware highlights the software’s flaws.
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 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.
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.
Microsoft’s unconventional Surface Studio PC emerged from design process that is equally unconventional (but shouldn’t be).
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.
MVP: I Do Not Think That Word Means What You Think It Means
“Minimum viable product” somehow got corrupted to mean ”the crummiest thing we can get away with taking to market.” Use the real MVP to make better products and reduce risk.
The Full Stack Design System
Intercom’s Emmet Connolly shares terrific thoughts about building holistic design systems but glosses over some key aspects of Atomic Design process.
Design Systems: Pilots & Scorecards
Dan Mall shares techniques for selecting pilot projects to develop and prove out design decisions for large-scale design systems.
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.
Your Traffic Went Mobile; Why Hasn’t Your Design Process?
The mobile audience is now twice as big as desktop. Does your organization’s design process reflect that mobile is now your primary platform?
Brad Frost just published his marvelous book Atomic Design, and it was my honor to pen the foreword with our friend and collaborator Dan Mall.