Dustin Younse

Camp Counselor

Design Systems Aren’t Hard

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Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 6:00 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: Campsite 1

Design Systems
Design Ops
UX / UI Development

Design systems aren’t hard. But they are complex. And they’re also hard. Design systems are often thought of in terms of the visible parts - a Sketch file, a repository of React code, a documentation website. But these are only the artifacts of the system. A design system is actually the thinking and the decision making and the principles of your organization. Producing the artifacts is the easy part - maintaining the institutional value of the design system is the hard part. Hopefully I can help you avoid some of the common pitfalls and enjoy the satisfaction of working on a design system so successful no one thinks twice about it.


A rough idea of what a design system is - even if it's just using Bootstrap in the past decade.

Take Aways

  • Learn how to evangelize design systems in your own organization and make digital interfaces the easy way.

Supporting Resources

favorited by:
Matt Ridley Homer Gaines Andy Wieland