Boston Drupal Meetup - February Drupal Nights

Start: 

2018-02-06 18:30 - 21:00 America/New_York

Organizers: 
miche
mikemiles86
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join the Boston Drupal Group for a session style presentation by a featured speaker. The presentation is then followed by group questions and conversations.

Featured Speaker & Topic: The Politics of Design Systems by Dani Nordin

As organizations continue to take on more complex digital entities, often spanning multiple products, design systems are becoming more prevalent. Distinct from a pattern library or style guide, a well-crafted design system contains both patterns and guidelines for design practitioners, and front-end code that powers the different products. Conference presentations and articles abound with examples of ever more sophisticated systems, and practitioners across the field are anxious to start working on systems for their products. However, kicking off and rolling out a design system takes significant time and investment - one that many enterprises are reluctant to take on. What initially seems like the answer to achieving quality design at velocity quickly becomes a perceived bottleneck, as pieces of the system get rolled out slowly among the different products, and time and care needs to be spent making sure the codebase is stable, and the design elements can adapt to different use cases and design needs. How do you keep stakeholders from getting disgruntled? How do you keep the team motivated to keep working against the increasing pressures of executives, who can’t understand why things are taking so long?

In this session, we'll discuss practical tips for selling and continuing to market a design system within an organization, using examples from our experience creating the Bolt Digital design system for Pegasystems, along with other examples from the field. You’ll learn how to:

• market and sell a design system into an organization

• make the case for continued investment

• set realistic expectations for stakeholders to avoid organizational panic

This session is for you if you’ve ever wondered how to start or sell a design system within an organization, but you’ve had trouble getting buy-in from your stakeholders. We feature presentations by international and national speakers, both from the Drupal community and from related communities. We aim to connect open minds by reaching out to attendees from connected technologies.

We feature presentations by international and national speakers, both from the Drupal community and from related communities. We aim to connect open minds by reaching out to attendees from connected technologies.

Browse our library of videos and resources and learn more at drupalnights.org. (http://drupalnights.org)

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