Sold out! PM Half-Day Workshop

Creating and Maintaining Interface Design Systems

February 5, 2017 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: SVA 136, 3rd Floor, 307F/308F

Style guides, design systems, and pattern libraries provide solid ground for us to stand on as we tackle the increasingly diverse and fast-moving web landscape. This half-day session will tackle all that goes into making and maintaining successful interface design systems, including:

  • Atomic Design Principles. We’ll cover core principles of modular UI interface design and discuss considerations around atomic design, a methodology for crafting robust, deliberate design systems.
  • Selling Pattern Libraries. We all know design systems and pattern libraries are great, but how do you get your clients, bosses, and teammates on board? We’ll cover tactics and tools for selling pattern libraries to clients and stakeholders, and detail how to create an interface inventory to pave the way for style guide success.
  • A Pattern-Based Process. All designers know the frustration of seeing all their thinking and artifacts thrown in a trash can at the end of the process. And like rubbing salt in the wounds, the working software doesn’t reflect all the hard work that went into the designs. Design systems and style guides are here to help. We’ll discuss cross-disciplinary collaboration through the lens of design systems, and demonstrate how tools like lo-fi sketches, style tiles, element collages, pattern library tools, and others contribute to successful work.
  • Style Guide Maintenance. Like a fine wine, a design system increases in value over time. We’ll discuss tactics and ways designers can contribute to systems that provide lasting value to your organization.

SVA 136 – Third Floor
136 W 21st Street, New York, NY 10011