Wrangle a disjointed design process, bring order out of chaos, and cultivate a more simple way of working. Host John Barrier Wilson provides DesignOps tips for individual designers and design teams alike.
Design systems are all the rage right now, and for a good reason. In this episode, John lays out a high-level overview of design systems and then how to begin implementing and organizing them for your product and organization.
As promised, here are a few links to articles and tools to help you learn more about the finer details of design systems:
📝 Design Language Systems: Why Your Team Needs One and How to Build It by Hamza Erbay: https://medium.freecodecamp.org/design-language-system-why-your-team-needs-one-and-how-to-built-it-d996ba8c3889 **More links at the bottom of this article**
📝 Airbnb's Building a Visual Language: https://airbnb.design/building-a-visual-language/
📝 Design systems at GitHub by Diana Mounter: https://medium.com/@broccolini/design-systems-at-github-c8e5378d2542
🛠 InVision's DSM (Design System Manager): https://www.invisionapp.com/design-system-manager/
What is DesignOps? In Episode 2, the first full length episode, John lays out a couple of broad definitions of what DesignOps is. He also shows us the connections that DesignOps has with freelancers and everyone in between.
This episode is the foundation of what this podcast will be about. That is, how to organize your design operations whether you are in a large organization or going solo.
Send in your questions via the Anchor app which can be downloaded at https://anchor.fm or you can message John on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jhnwlsn.
Welcome to the very first episode of Operate, the DesignOps podcast where we discuss all things organizational and operational for individual designers and design teams alike!
For more information on DesignOps check out these great resources:
DesignOps: The Questions You’re Probably Asking Yourself Now by Fabricio Teixeira
DesignOps at Airbnb
The DesignOps Handbook by InVision