Design System Meetup - v14.0.0
- 9th Jun 2020 — Sydney
Design System meetup Sydney v13.0.0 streamed for the very first time online. Mehran Granfar spoke about building scalable framework-agnostic design systems with web components and Mike Riethmuller took us through the different states a component may have and what that means for design.
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Building scalable framework-agnostic design systems using custom web components (stencil.js).
We’ll look at some of the nitty gritty, understand the benefits of this approach, explore common pitfalls, viable governance models,…
The "state" of UI
This will come as a surprise to many of you, but user interfaces on the web, have different types of…
- 10th Feb 2020 — Sydney
Design System meetup Sydney v12.0.0 was a collaboration with the Sydney Content Strategy meetup. We talked about content in design systems and how all that fits together. We heard from Anthony Starr and Steven Berends.
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Strive for 73% content in your design system
Learn how we built the Atlassian Design System on sheer grit, sweat, and determination. Thrill at how we glued it…
Spooning: agile content and design systems
My talk is about evolving content alongside government design systems. I’m the boss of my own company BEAR LION BIRD, currently…
- 11th Nov 2019 — Sydney
The theme for this meetup was accessibility in line with the a11y month. Russ talked about accessibility in states of our components. Dom talked about inspirations of other design systems and how they do a11y.
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Accessible states in Design Systems
This talk will look at a the importance of states (visited, focus, active, checked/selected, open and more) when building design…
Lifting your Design Systems by focusing on a11y
Come and see some examples I found for awesome a11y things inside design systems. This is meant to be an…
- 9th Sep 2019 — Sydney
Design System meetup Sydney v10.0.0. The theme was the design/developer hybrid. One talk by Jack Lo Russo and a panel discussion with Jennie S. Yip, Sarah Federman, Jack Lo Russo. MCd by Alex Skougarevskaya
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Jack Lo Russo
A Foot in Both Camps: Navigating a Career as a Design/Dev Hybrid
It’s not easy when your skills don’t fit cleanly in a neat and tidy box. Are you a designer or developer? Does…
What does it mean to be a hybrid designer/engineer?
On the panel will be
Jennie S. Yip
Jack Lo Russo
Alex Skougarevskaya to MC
- 8th Jul 2019 — Sydney
Design System meetup Sydney v9.0.0. Two 30min talks; Jake Miller talked about "Building Tools To Lower Friction" and Lincoln Mitchell talked about "Using a Design System in Framer X".
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Building Tools To Lower Friction.
A design system is only good if it's used consistently, and great tooling can get you there. Join as Jake…
Using a Design System in Framer X
A Design Systems code base is great for developers to consume, but designers are limited to downloading a SketchApp stencil…
- 13th May 2019 — Sydney
Design System meetup Sydney v8.0.0. Two 30min talks about Canvas design system, how it grew rapidly and 5 things that helped Canvas design system by Matt Anderson and Joscha Feth.
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Little of what makes up a design system is design
Building a successful design system involves more than just design. With a company that’s rapidly outgrowing our design system resources,…
Kickstart your design system: 5 things you can do
These are the 5 things that helped Canva create a stable design system and made it scale.
- 11th Mar 2019 — Sydney
Design System meetup Sydney v7.0.0. Two 30min talks about Continuous Improvement of your design system and validating the success of Atlassians design system by Rozario Chivers and Alex Skougarevskaya.
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Design Systems The Missing Manual
This talk focuses on the missing considerations of Continuous Improvement and Innovation within a Design System.
We work hard to optimise…
5 things our users want from the Atlassian Design System
Getting buy-in and building a design system is one thing, but validating that it is successful, understanding if it’s meeting…
- 14th Jan 2019 — Sydney
Design System meetup Sydney v6.0.0. Two 30min talks about documentation and it's tools by Ben Conolly and Ciro Nunes.
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A design system that nobody can understand is a design system nobody can use. This is why good documentation is…
What I’ve learned building automated documentation for Ansarada’s design system
That’s right. We are building automated docs for our design system, but that’s not the best part. It will work…
- 12th Nov 2018 — Sydney
Design System meetup Sydney v5.0.0. Three 30min talks about the product management side of design systems, what Atlassian has learned about their design system and design systems for immersive computing (AR, VR, and new ambient surfaces) by Charlotte Jackson, Tom Butler and Sam Keene.
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A living design system that is consumed by other teams is an internal product, and maintaining it comes with challenges.…
Design System as a product
Come and hear what we've learnt at Atlassian since we started to treat our Design System as a product for…
Designing for immersive computing (AR, VR, and new ambient surfaces) requires a new way of thinking about design, new design…
- 10th Sep 2018 — Sydney
Design System meetup Sydney v4.0.0. Three 30min talks about terminology, positive culture and naming by Sarah Karp, Alex Page and Ben Buchanan.
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What's in a name? How Design Systems lead to better terminology decisions
Have you ever wondered why you “favourite” one thing but “star” something else? What role do Design System teams play when…
Names and positive culture
Communication is hard, what we name things affects how well we communicate. Simple interactions like getting a haircut or ordering an…
The Naming of Things
Giving a name to something is a powerful action. It's part of human nature to attach meaning and expectation to people,…
- 9th Jul 2018 — Sydney
Design System meetup Sydney v3.0.0. Three 30min talks about refreshing design systems, scaling the proof of concept and CSS-in-Js in design systems by James Bryant, Magda Bytnerowicz and Matthew Sutton.
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Atlassian rolled out a large refresh to their design system in 2017. James will share how they made some foundational decisions…
What do you do if you have business buy in before the system is ready?
So, your stakeholders have bought your pitch and want the design system- now! Great! Or is it? Magda Bytnerowicz from IAG's design system,…
CSS-in-JS is compelling: it’s inherently modular, avoids the cascade and your CSS bundle is tree-shaken for free! Alas, one thing it…
- 15th Apr 2018 — Sydney
Our second Design System meetup v2.0.0. A panel discussion centered around the topic "Challenges of scaling design systems" with Sarah Federman, Petra Gulicher, Russ Weakley, Alex Skougarevskaya, Desiree Conceicao moderated by Dominik Wilkowski.
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Sarah Federman (Adobe)
Petra Gulicher (Westfield)
Russ Weakley (IAG)
Alex Skougarevskaya (Atlassian)
Desiree Conceicao (Atlassian)
- 28th Feb 2018 — Sydney
Style guides, design guides, pattern libraries, design systems….oh my! If you are thinking about—or are currently creating/maintaining—a Design System, this meetup is for you. It provides an opportunity for those interested in the challenges of delivering Design Systems to exchange ideas and experiences.
What does the big picture look like? How does it all fit together? The answers to those questions can often have different results—let’s get together and share ideas!
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Jack Lo Russo
Design Systems for Small Teams
What does it look like to build and maintain a design system at a small, fast-moving company with limited time,…
Tips on selling a design system to management.
Our learnings on driving adoption to 3,000+ practitioners.
To quote Cordelia McGee-Tubb, “Accessibility is like a blueberry muffin—you can't push the berries in there afterward”.
Design systems give us the perfect opportunity to bake in accessibility that can lead not only to a more accessible…
Back to basics.
How we explain our design system (Westpac GEL) to suits and new recruits.
Trevor Brennan & Alex Page
Introducing GOLD, the Australian government design system
The Australian federal government has more than 1000 inconsistent websites and a workforce spread out across 200+ organisations. Alex (Developer) and…