• Design System meetup Sydney v9.0.0

    Atlassian Offices

    https://designsystemmeetup.com Design System meetup Sydney v8.0.0 is up. (RSVP opens Friday, July 5,[masked]:00 AM) π—§π—œπ— π—˜π—¦ 5:30 - Open doors 6:00 - Intro and sponsors 6:15 - Jake Miller 7:00 - Lincoln Mitchell π—¦π—£π—˜π—”π—žπ—˜π—₯𝗦/π—§π—”π—Ÿπ—žπ—¦ Jake Miller Building Tools To Lower Friction. A design system is only good if it's used consistently, and great tooling can get you there. Join as Jake Miller goes over how Atlassian made a small investment into tooling which lead to a huge jump in adoption and consistency of Atlassian's design system, and saved every designer time in the process. Lincoln Mitchell Using a Design System in Framer X A Design Systems code base is great for developers to consume, but designers are limited to downloading a SketchApp stencil or to use a plugin like Google’s Material Theming. What if designers could design with the same code components? Well now you can! Join Lincoln as he demonstrates how Google Materials can be used within Framer X via React Material Web Components. A single source of truth is finally possible! 𝗦𝗣𝗒𝗑𝗦𝗒π—₯𝗦 Atlassian Tools for teams, from startup to enterprise. https://www.atlassian.com Thinkmill We're a tech design and development studio, and the team behind Keystone, react-select, as well as the React Sydney and Design Systems Meetups. https://www.thinkmill.com.au Thomas Walker Gelato https://thomaswalker.com.au

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  • Design System meetup Sydney v8.0.0

    Canva

    https://designsystemmeetup.com Design System meetup Sydney v8.0.0 is up. (RSVP opens Friday, May 10,[masked]:00 AM) π—§π—œπ— π—˜π—¦ 5:30 - Open doors 6:00 - Intro and sponsors 6:15 - Matt Anderson 7:00 - Joscha Feth π—¦π—£π—˜π—”π—žπ—˜π—₯𝗦/π—§π—”π—Ÿπ—žπ—¦ Matt Anderson Little of what makes up a design system is design. Building a successful design system involves more than just design. With a company that’s rapidly outgrowing our design system resources, we’ve had to think creatively about how to gain adoption for the system. Joscha Feth Kickstart your design system: 5 things you can do These are the 5 things that helped Canva create a stable design system and made it scale. 𝗦𝗣𝗒𝗑𝗦𝗒π—₯𝗦 Canva Since launch in 2013, over 15M users across 190 countries have created over 1B designs on the intuitive Canva platform, empowering users to design anything and publish anywhere. Today Canva is available in over 100 languages, and accessible on desktop, iOS and Android. Thinkmill We're a tech design and development studio, and the team behind Keystone, react-select, as well as the React Sydney and Design Systems Meetups. https://www.thinkmill.com.au Thomas Walker Gelato https://thomaswalker.com.au

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  • Design System meetup Sydney v7.0.0

    hipages

    https://designsystemmeetup.com Design System meetup Sydney v7.0.0 is up. (RSVP opens Friday, March 8,[masked]:00 AM) π—§π—œπ— π—˜π—¦ 5:30 - Open doors 6:00 - Intro and sponsors 6:15 - Rozario Chivers 7:00 - Alex Skougarevskaya π—¦π—£π—˜π—”π—žπ—˜π—₯𝗦/π—§π—”π—Ÿπ—žπ—¦ Rozario Chivers Design Systems The Missing Manual This talk focuses on the missing considerations of Continuous Improvement and Innovation within a Design System. We work hard to optimise our processes in order to build better user centred products. Instead let's try looking at the people helping to build our Design Systems first by "measuring people to measure the process". Alex Skougarevskaya 5 things our users want from the Atlassian Design System Getting buy-in and building a design system is one thing, but validating that it is successful, understanding if it’s meeting the users’ needs and is actually helping them build better products is a whole new kettle of fish. After running Atlassian’s Design System team for 3 years, Alex Skougarevskaya, will share with you insights, tips and challenges that the team has faced and what they plan to do to overcome them. You will walk way with ideas and tips on how you ensure the design system you have built (or thinking about building) will not only be used but loved by it’s consumers. 𝗦𝗣𝗒𝗑𝗦𝗒π—₯𝗦 Hipages Hipages provides a better, smarter way to connect tradies and consumers and get the job done well. We are on a mission to create happier homes by transforming home improvement into an effortlessly efficient experience for both consumers and tradies. https://hipagesgroup.com.au/careers Thinkmill We're a tech design and development studio, and the team behind Keystone, react-select, as well as the React Sydney and Design Systems Meetups. https://www.thinkmill.com.au Thomas Walker Gelato https://thomaswalker.com.au

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  • Design System meetup Sydney v6.0.0

    Commonwealth Bank

    https://designsystemmeetup.com Design System meetup Sydney v6.0.0 is up. (RSVP opens Friday, Jan 11, 2019, 10:00 AM) π—§π—œπ— π—˜π—¦ 5:30 - Open doors 6:00 - Intro and sponsors 6:15 - Ben Conolly 7:00 - Ciro Nunes π—¦π—£π—˜π—”π—žπ—˜π—₯𝗦/π—§π—”π—Ÿπ—žπ—¦ Ben Conolly A design system that nobody can understand is a design system nobody can use. This is why good documentation is so key to having a well-used and well-loved design system. I will walk you through two of Atlassian's documentation sites for the company-wide design system & component library Atlaskit, showing how the content is built and written, and the practical steps you can take immediately to tackle the hard problems around large documentation projects. Ciro Nunes What I’ve learned building automated documentation for Ansarada’s design system. That’s right. We are building automated docs for our design system, but that’s not the best part. It will work with any React project. In this talk I’m gonna share with you what I’ve learned in the process and show you how we built it (for the techies) 𝗦𝗣𝗒𝗑𝗦𝗒π—₯𝗦 CommBank CommBank offers personal banking, business solutions, institutional banking, company information, and more https://www.commbank.com.au Thinkmill We're a tech design and development studio, and the team behind Keystone, react-select, as well as the React Sydney and Design Systems Meetups. https://www.thinkmill.com.au Thomas Walker Gelato https://thomaswalker.com.au

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  • Design System meetup Sydney v5.0.0

    Atlassian Offices

    https://designsystemmeetup.com Design System meetup Sydney v5.0.0 is up. (RSVP opens Friday, November 9, 2018, 10:00 AM) π—§π—œπ— π—˜π—¦ 5:30 - Open doors 6:00 - Intro and sponsors 6:15 - Charlotte Jackson 6:45 - Tom Butler 7:15 - Sam Keene π—¦π—£π—˜π—”π—žπ—˜π—₯𝗦/π—§π—”π—Ÿπ—žπ—¦ Charlotte Jackson A living design system that is consumed by other teams is an internal product, and maintaining it comes with challenges. This talk shares Ansarada's approach to maintaining a design system and why it needs product management to be successful. Bio: Charlotte is a Product Manager at Ansarada. In her previous role at Clearleft in the UK, she was a front end developer who built component libraries for clients, and helped teams build their own. Two things she loves about her job are writing documentation and facilitating collaboration. Tom Butler Come and hear what we've learnt at Atlassian since we started to treat our Design System as a product for products and take away 5 steps you can follow to apply product thinking right away. Bio: Tom has more than 14 years' experience building and leading software products and teams at eBay and Atlassian. Tom enjoys story-telling and coaching as much as building product visions and making sense of the world with frameworks and diagrams. He is currently Principal Product Manager for the Atlassian Design System and his favourite products are his two incredible daughters. Sam Keene Designing for immersive computing (AR, VR, and new ambient surfaces) requires a new way of thinking about design, new design systems, and a new type of design team made up of diverse backgrounds and diverse skillsets. Sam will discuss his work at Google designing and prototyping immersive computing systems across VR and world scale AR, and how this fits into an historical context of art and design that goes back centuries. He will also discuss how Google thinks about immersive computing, their design process, design systems and the new skills required by designers who are working within this nascent territory. Bio: Sam Keene works as a Lead User Experience Engineer at Google. His work focuses on virtual and augmented reality platforms, and he has recently published a book that covers the design and development for Google's AR and VR platforms: "The Google Daydream VR Cookbook" (https://www.amazon.com/Google-Daydream-VR-Cookbook-Building/dp/013484551X). As a kid in the late ’80s, he started programming on a Commodore 64 and has worked professionally as a mobile software engineer and interaction designer for more than a decade. Sam has lectured in Interactive Media at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and his work has won numerous industry accolades including Gold Cannes Lions, IxDA, D&AD, and One Show awards. 𝗦𝗣𝗒𝗑𝗦𝗒π—₯𝗦 Atlassian Atlassian is a software company that provides the tools to help every team unleash their full potential. https://www.atlassian.com Thinkmill We're a tech design and development studio, and the team behind Keystone, react-select, as well as the React Sydney and Design Systems Meetups. https://www.thinkmill.com.au Thomas Walker Gelato https://thomaswalker.com.au

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  • Design System meetup Sydney v4.0.0

    zipPay | zipMoney

    https://designsystemmeetup.com Design System meetup Sydney v4.0.0 is up. Come and join us for three 30min talks (RSVP opens Friday, September 7, 2018, 10:00 AM) π—§π—œπ— π—˜π—¦ 5:30 - Open doors 6:00 - Intro and sponsors 6:15 - Sarah Karp 6:45 - Alex Page 7:15 - Ben Buchanan π—¦π—£π—˜π—”π—žπ—˜π—₯𝗦/π—§π—”π—Ÿπ—žπ—¦ Sarah Karp What's in a name? How Design Systems lead to better terminology decisions. Have you ever wondered why you β€œfavourite” one thing but β€œstar” something else? What role do Design System teams play when naming a brand new feature or renaming a legacy concept? Sarah Karp, a Content Design Manager at Atlassian, shares what goes on behind the scenes of a product terminology decision. In this talk, you’ll learn how to validate a terminology choice, get buy-in from stakeholders, and streamline naming decisions into a process that can be shared across entire organisations. Alex Page Names and positive culture Communication is hard, what we name things affects how well we communicate. Simple interactions like getting a haircut or ordering an ice cream can increase anxiety due to communication. Poor communication can change outcomes, how things are perceived and how they are used. When building a design system we have to name a lot of things. Some times the names we give should be functional and understandable and other times there are opportunities to be creative and create a positive culture. Ben Buchanan The Naming of Things. Giving a name to something is a powerful action. It's part of human nature to attach meaning and expectation to people, objects and ideas just from the name they have been given. For design systems this impacts everything from coding standards to the efficiency of collaboration between teams. How do you define components in a way all stakeholders can understand? How do you set APIs that will last? It all starts with naming things. 𝗦𝗣𝗒𝗑𝗦𝗒π—₯𝗦 We’re building our design team and system, so we’re excited to support the DS meetup. Own the way you pay. https://zip.co/ We will have free gelato thanks to Thomas Walker Gelato. https://thomaswalker.com.au Time and effort sponsored by Thinkmill. https://www.thinkmill.com.au

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  • Design System meetup Sydney v3.0

    Expert 360

    Design System meetup Sydney v3.0 is up. Come and join us for three 30min talks π—§π—œπ— π—˜π—¦ 5:30 - Open doors 6:00 - Intro and sponsors 6:15 - James Bryant 6:45 - Magda Bytnerowicz 7:15 - Matthew Sutton π—¦π—£π—˜π—”π—žπ—˜π—₯𝗦/π—§π—”π—Ÿπ—žπ—¦ James Bryant Atlassian rolled out a large refresh to their design system in 2017. James will share how they made some foundational decisions for their type stack, and how they also influenced other parts of our design system. This wasn't just a product effort either. The product design team worked closely with the marketing design team to come to a shared vision around the role that type would play in establishing our brand across our entire customer journey β€” from billboards and marketing websites, right the way through to the body type in our products on desktop and mobile. Magda Bytnerowicz What do you do if you have business buy in before the system is ready? So, your stakeholders have bought your pitch and want the design system- now! Great! Or is it? Magda Bytnerowicz from IAG's design system, Chroma, shares how she and her team scaled from proof of concept to beta in 6 months. Matthew Sutton CSS-in-JS is compelling: it’s inherently modular, avoids the cascade and your CSS bundle is tree-shaken for free! Alas, one thing it doesn’t handle well is supporting multiple UI frameworks. And for a design system that needs to support React, Angular 4+ and Salesforce (of all things), that’s not going to fly. Supporting multiple frameworks while getting the benefits of CSS-in-JS isn’t impossible, though. We’ll walk through the techniques and decisions that allow Qbit, Quantium’s design system, to do just that. 𝗦𝗣𝗒𝗑𝗦𝗒π—₯𝗦 Our main sponsor for this event is Invision who will provide food, drinks. The digital product design platform powering the world’s best user experiences. https://www.invisionapp.com The venue is hosted by the good folks of Expert360. Take Control of Your Contingent & Consulting Workforce. https://expert360.com We will have free gelato thanks to Thomas Walker Gelato. https://thomaswalker.com.au Gelato is sponsored by Thinkmill. https://www.thinkmill.com.au

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  • Design System meetup April 2018

    Atlassian (level 6)

    Our second Design System meetup is up. Come and join us for a panel centered around the topic: Challenges of scaling design systems. SPEAKERS Sarah Federman (Adobe) Petra Gulicher (Westfield) Russ Weakley (IAG) Alex Skougarevskaya (Atlassian) Desiree Conceicao (Atlassian) MODERATOR Lauren Argenta (Thinkmill) TIMES 5:45 - Doors open 6:10 - Panel starts VENUE For those who haven't been to our new venue yet, look for the Westpac building opposite Martin Place. The bank will be closed, so enter through the side entrance to access the lifts on Wynyard St. There will be someone from Atlassian there to let you up to level 6 in the lift. When you arrive, the lifts will be locked, but some very kind Atlassian employees will be there to let us up to level 6. Please try and arrive by 6.20pm so that they can catch the talks from 6.30pm. If you are running late, there will be a mobile number you can call from the lobby, but if you can, please try and avoid that so that our lovely hosts can see all the talks :) SPONSORS Atlassian β€’ https://www.atlassian.com Atlassian is a software company that provides the tools to help every team unleash their full potential. Thinkmill β€’ http://thinkmill.com.au Thinkmill is an industry-leading technology design and development studio and a driving force behind major open source projects. Our team of designers and developers deliver amazing user experiences backed by powerful technical architecture.

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  • Design System Sydney

    Digital Transformation Agency

    Style guides, design guides, pattern libraries, design systems….oh my! If you are thinking aboutβ€”or are currently creating/maintainingβ€”a Design System, this meetup is for you. It provides an opportunity for those interested in the challenges of delivering Design Systems to exchange ideas and experiences. What does the big picture look like? How does it all fit together? The answers to those questions can often have different resultsβ€”let’s get together and share ideas! β€’ 5:20 Opening Welcome β€’ 5:30 Jack Lo Russo β€’ 5:45 Gary Broadbent β€’ 6:00 Sarah Pulis β€’ 6:15 - Break 15min - β€’ 6:30 Justin Spencer β€’ 6:45 Trevor Brennan & Alex Page β€’ 7:00 Closing panel (maybe) TALKS ====== Jack Lo Russo Design Systems for Small Teams What does it look like to build and maintain a design system at a small, fast-moving company with limited time, budget and resources? Spoiler alert: it’s nothing like what's going on at Airbnb! Gary Broadbent Tips on selling a design system to management. Our learnings on driving adoption to 3,000+ practitioners. Sarah Pulis To quote Cordelia McGee-Tubb, β€œAccessibility is like a blueberry muffinβ€”you can't push the berries in there afterward”. Design systems give us the perfect opportunity to bake in accessibility that can lead not only to a more accessible product, but also a more accessible culture. Justin Spencer Back to basics. How we explain our design system (Westpac GEL) to suits and new recruits. Alex Page and Trevor Brennan The Australian federal government has more than 1000 inconsistent websites and a workforce spread out across 200+ organisations. Alex (Developer) and Trevor (Designer) share how they have come together in an attempt to provide a common language for typography, spacing alignment, and an accessible colour contrast system, at a scale suitable for a nation. The event will take place in Sydney at the DTA Co-lab and will include lightning talks from guest speakers and the DTA.

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