How to build and maintain Design Systems

How to build and maintain Design Systems
10.00 - 14.00
Impact Hub Athens
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 00:00

As the web continues to change rapidly and become more complex, thinking of it in terms of static pages has become untenable, and many of us have started to approach design in a more systemic way. How do we make sure that by thinking about structure and modules we don't lose sight of the system as a whole? How do we strike the right balance between reusability and creative exploration, consistency and brand?

In this workshop, we will show you how to think in a systemic way and how to setup a design system that can benefit your team and your product.

In this workshop you will learn 
  • How to evaluate your design system needs.

  • How to encourage adoption and buy-in from designers, developers, and other stakeholders.

  • How to run interface audit.

  • How to pick the right models for team collaboration.

  • How to define the roadmap and delivery strategies.

  • How to maintain and keep your design system useful.

Who will benefit 
  • UX designers & Product designers
  • UI designers
  • Software developers
  • Product managers and project managers
  • Business owners / Startuppers
Introduction - What Is a Design System?
Why should you have a Design System? - A design & business perspective
How to sell the value of Design System
Practise Time - Planning & Building an MVP for the Design System using the Atomic Design mindset
Deciding on the roles and processes for a thriving design system
How to maintain and evolve a design system
Useful Resources and next steps
Jim Tsipoutas
Lead Designer at Stoiximan/Betano

Jim Tsipoutas is a Lead Designer at Stoiximan/Betano currently leading the Product Design Team. He is currently responsible for bringing alignment for both brands across design/development teams and removing any obstacles among them by introducing new ways of thinking in order to make things work. He has worked with various agencies/clients from all over the world such as Ogilvy One, Red Design Consultants, Hellenic Seaways, Cosmote, Aegean Airlines, Upnest Realtors, Viva, Athlenda and many more and has designed numerous mobile and web products as well as corporate & e-commerce websites. After 15 years of experience in the field of advertising, branding and digital environment, he has proven his passion for creating solutions for daily interactions between people and products. Understanding is one of the most important elements in his problem-solving approach, as he listens carefully, he fully comprehends and he communicates effectively with all parties involved.

Fees Include 
  • Copies of slides, notes and resources

  • Certification of attendance

  • Coffee, tea, cakes & cookies