Looking to start or invigorate a design system? We’ll workshop with your team(s) to teach principles and methods so that you get the most out of your system.
EightShapes’ experience and enthusiasm will inspire and challenge your teams. Sessions will engage participants in hands-on activities, spark new ideas and moderate challenging conversations so your team can:
During one or two days together, we’ll combine lecture and hands-on activities. If the default agenda suits your needs, excellent! Otherwise, we’ll customize an agenda of topics and hands-on activities to suit your needs.
For public venues and organizations learning fundamentals, we’ll follow this standard agenda:
11:00AM – 12:30pm
12:30pm – 1:30pm
1:30pm – 3:00pm
3:30PM – 5:00pm
Most in-house teams choose to customize their agenda to tailor topics to their needs. This may result in a workshop lengthened to two days or shortened to a half day.
One client paired a sponsored talk for a local meetup with a customized half-day in-house workshop. Their objectives were to align multiple system efforts and better serve system customers and contributors. As a result, they omitted most topics of design, code and documentation.
10:00 – 11:45am
11:45pm – 12:30pm
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Another client was well experienced but needed deep dives. In particular, they had two systemes: one four-year old, another emerging from other groups.
Their workshop customized of existing topics and added new material based on top-level findings. Following planning sessions, stakeholder interviews, and system tours, the workshop's agenda was:
8:30am – 10:00am
10:15am – 11:00am
11:15am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 2:15pm
2:30pm – 3:45pm
4:00pm – 5:00pm
When customizing a workshop, we’ll select topics and activities that fit your needs. Topics already available out-of-the-box include:
Once you're signed up, we’ll meet at least three times to plan the event. For workshops requiring customization or additional consulting, we'll add activities as needed — interviews, more tours, etc — so that we can present material most effectively for your audience.
During a first call, we review topics and activities, identify attendees and custom materials, and propose day and time.
During a second call, we immerse in your existing system design, code and doc and also tour the products to which it applies.
In the final call, we confirm the day's agenda, any customized materials and discussion prompts, and finalize logistics.
The workshop format is suitable for up to 100 participants and covers content relevant to many disciplines beyond just designers and engineers.
EightShapes has conducted design systems-oriented workshops at public events and for in-house teams across industries since 2007.
|Year||Private Events||Public Venues|
|2019||UXI Live, Tel Aviv|
Air New Zealand
Digital Arts Network (New Zealand)
Invision, New York
DS Conference Helsinki
Webstock New Zealand
Chicago Systems Meetup
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Universal Services Administration
SmashingConf San Francisco
Red Gate Software
Blue Cross Blue Shield
George Washington University
UIE's Web App Summit
NN Group Amsterdam
NN Group Chicago
We’re ready to energize your design system efforts, whether you’re just getting started or rebooting to 2.0. Are you ready?