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Operate • Design Operations & Workflows

Operate • Design Operations & Workflows

By John Barrier Wilson
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.
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Episode 2: Introduction to DesignOps

Operate • Design Operations & Workflows

Episode 3: Design Systems & Implementing New Workflows
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: **More links at the bottom of this article** 📝 Airbnb's Building a Visual Language: 📝 Design systems at GitHub by Diana Mounter: 🛠 InVision's DSM (Design System Manager):
July 27, 2018
Episode 2: Introduction to DesignOps
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 or you can message John on Twitter at
July 13, 2018
Episode 1: Introduction to Operate
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
July 05, 2018