Design system on a computer screen

Workshop: 2-3 days

Design system kickoff (interface inventory)

Bookable on request – onsite or remote

anchorWorkshop description

Interface inventories are a key first step to create alignment and advocate transitioning to using design patterns in an organization. To get the most out of this workshop, bring in a cross-disciplinary team – we encourage people from every department that builds your product to join. Designers, developers, project managers, business owners, QA – are all welcome. These are the benefits of having an interface inventory:

  • Gain clarity regarding which design components make up a digital product
  • Help us analyze inconsistencies between them
  • Gain buy-in from stakeholders to establish a design system
  • Start a conversation with your team on how to refactor design with a pattern-based approach
  • Use it as a blueprint for a pattern library

anchorWorkshop overview

  1. anchorPeople, process, and tools

    Establish which core features in the user journey should be prioritized, clarify ownership and team communication, agree on criteria and a toolset.

  2. anchorUI patterns

    Go over different user interface pattern types: functional, perceptual, platform-specific, domain-specific, persuasive.

  3. anchorHands-on work

    Divide and categorize screenshots of core features of your web interface by functional categories (e.g. buttons, forms, navigation, typography, lists) and intended use.

  4. anchorNaming convention

    Discuss naming as a shared language and mental model. We will go over naming conventions and practice naming interface components.

  5. anchorShare and learn

    Share and discuss our findings and rationale, as well as which patterns we would keep, merge, and discard.

  6. anchorNext steps

    We'll share crucial steps that help us succeed when transitioning an organization to a design system.

anchor Your mentor

Florian bridges the gap between development and design, mentoring clients along the way. He created user experiences and design systems for established brands like Audi, BASF, BMW, and Zurich Insurance.

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