What we're about

Welcome to Design Systems Community Chapter (DSCC) Toronto

Design Systems Community helps bring people together to share ways of working, successes, and other learnings to encourage best practices in building, scaling and maintaining design systems. No matter how you engage with design systems, we all play a role in making information accessible for everyone, and without barriers.

Our Values

• Accessibility; always evangelizing accessibility opportunities in experience development

• Diversity & Inclusivity; setting examples, providing opportunities, and protecting marginalized groups by upholding strong conduct

• Community and sharing; share examples, learnings, tools, and techniques with the community, and avoid biases

• Customers focus; remembering the people we're building for, and working towards simple and respectful access to information

• Collaborative working; prioritize teamwork, be relatable to teams of all sizes, and appeal to multiple levels of experience

• Bridging content, design and code; encourage open and continuous dialogue between all disciplines as we build experiences

• Fun; most importantly we want all our members to have fun!

Who should join?
Designers, Developers, Product Managers, Content Practitioners, Analysts, and all Enthusiasts.

Where?
Our meetups will be hosted in Toronto.

Thank you to our GOLD sponsor: Rangle.io!

Upcoming events (1)

Accessibility and Inclusivity in Design Systems

Wealthsimple

CA$10.00

Excited to announce our 6th Design Systems Community: Toronto Chapter Meetup! Location Wealthsimple 860 Richmond St W 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON M6J 1C9 Agenda 17:50 - 18:20 - Registration, networking & snacks 18:20 - 18:30 - Design Systems Community & Housekeeping (Varun, Enrico & Lucy) 18:30 - 19:05 - Talk #1 The building blocks of an accessible design system by George Zamfir (Slack) 19:05 - 19:40 - Talk #2 International is inclusive by Winter Wei (Shopify) 19:40 - 20:00 - Closing remarks & networking Sponsored by: Special thanks to Wealthsimple for sponsoring this meetup! Who should attend? Though these talks are more geared towards intermediate and advanced design systems practitioners, beginner attendees are welcome if the topics are relevant to their goals -- Talk #1: The building blocks of an accessible design system George Zamfir, Accessibility Product Manager @Slack What does it take to build an accessible product? Among other things, an accessible design system! I’ll talk about Slack Kit, Slack’s design system, and a selection of the building blocks that made it possible and accessible. Today Slack Kit powers product development at Slack but that was not always the case, this is the story of how we got here. About George George builds digital products for the variety of human abilities. He's done so with Scotiabank, Facebook, TELUS Digital, design agencies, government and most recently with Slack. He's passionate about helping people build accessible products / programs / teams / culture! -- Talk #2: International is inclusive Winter Wei, UX Manager of Localization @Shopify Do you remember the last time you tried to use a website or product that’s not in your language, an app or a payment method that wouldn’t work in a different country? Do you remember how frustrating that was? The world is literally becoming a village. Considering people from different cultures, speaking different languages, having different preferences and limitations is as important as considering accessibility and anti-discrimination when it comes to inclusive design. In this talk we will cover what internationalization and localization mean for a product company, the consequences of not doing it properly, why design system is the natural place to start this work, how we approach it at Shopify, and the lessons we’ve learnt so far. About Winter Winter is the UX Manager of Localization at Shopify, leading the internationalization and localization of Shopify foundations while enabling every teams to build for international markets. Previously she grew and led the design team at Kira Systems where she specialized in designing for AI-human interaction and information retrieval. Some of her research and design work are published in reputable academic venues. She’s an aspiring cellist, knowing that she may never be Yo-Yo Ma but keeps on trying anyway. -- About Design Systems Community Design Systems Community helps bring people together to share ways of working, successes, and other learnings to encourage best practices in building, scaling, and maintaining design systems. No matter how you engage with design systems, we all play a role in making information accessible for everyone, and without barriers. How can I contribute? Interested to host, sponsor, or speak at our meetups, email us [masked] Follow us on our social channels https://designsystems.community/ http://bit.ly/DSC-Meetup http://bit.ly/DSC-Twitter http://bit.ly/DSC-Instagram Refund Policy No refunds. -- By participating in DSC events, you agree to our code of conduct: https://designsystems.community/conduct/

Past events (5)

Design systems for small teams

Rangle.io

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