Workshop: 2-3 days on-site or remote
Design system kickoff (interface inventory)
Create an interface inventory of your digital product, and align with your team on how to prioritize refactoring using a design systems methodology.
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
People, 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.
Go over different user interface pattern types: functional, perceptual, platform-specific, domain-specific, persuasive.
Divide and categorize screenshots of core features of your web interface by functional categories (e.g. buttons, forms, navigation, typography, lists) and intended use.
Discuss naming as a shared language and mental model. We will go over naming conventions and practice naming interface components.
Share and learn
Share and discuss our findings and rationale, as well as which patterns we would keep, merge, and discard.
We'll share crucial steps that help us succeed when transitioning an organization to a design system.