Looking to jump start a design system program? We workshop with team(s) to teach methods, conduct actvities, and plan a future to get the most out of a system.
Design systems cover alot of ground. Architecting a high-quality library of design, code and documentation is essential. So to is operating a program, from forming a vision and roadmap to aligning people, processes, and contributions from a wide community.
EightShapes will customize a workshop for you that blends and prioritizes topics across a day or two together. For each topic, we'll find the right balance of lecture, hands-on activities, discussion, and – if you're ready – critique of your team's materials. If a default agenda suits your needs, excellent! Need to focus on some topics more than others? We'll customize an agenda to suit your needs.
The Architecting Design Systems one-day workshop is ideal for teams looking to lift the quality of visual style and UI components across design, code, and documentation.
12:30pm – 1:30pm
The Operating Design Systems one-day workshop is ideal for teams considering the vision, plan and operations of a design system within their organization. The workshop covers objectives, roadmapping, adoption, processes and workflows, reorienting teams and cultivating design and developer communities of contribution.
12:00pm – 1:00pm
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 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.
We'll workshop the workshop, drafting objectives, themes, topics, activities, and what excites each of us.
EightShapes quickly immerses in your system's existing design, code and doc and tours the products it's used for.
We'll confirm the day's agenda, any materials and custom content to be produced, and finalize logistics.
The workshop format is suitable for up to 100 participants and covers content relevant to disciplines beyond just designers and engineers.
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:
EightShapes has conducted design systems-oriented workshops at public events and for in-house teams across industries since 2007.
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Federal Reserve Board
Farm Credit Services
UXLX, Lisbon, Portugal
UXI Live, Tel Aviv, Israel
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?