The Broader Implications of Language in Design Systems

The Broader Implications of Language in Design Systems

This is my lightning talk for the Design Systems Coalition NYC Meetup on May 11, 2017.

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Amélie Lamont

May 11, 2017
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  1. /ˈlaŋɡwɪdʒ/ lan· BROADER IMPLICATIONS OF guage IN DESIGN SYSTEMS

  2. what is the P U R P O S E

    of language?
  3. W A N T S V. N E E D

    S
  4. G O A L S

  5. E X P E C T A T I O

    N S
  6. M E T R I C S

  7. “make this look P R E T T Y, okay?

    thanks.”
  8. fledgling & new

  9. what is design?

  10. D E S I G N I S . .

    .
  11. D E S I G N I S . .

    .
  12. D E S I G N I S . .

    .
  13. D E S I G N I S . .

    .
  14. D E S I G N I S . .

    .
  15. D E S I G N I S . .

    .
  16. jar· gon obscure and often pretentious language marked by circumlocutions

    and long words
  17. S U F F E R I N G

  18. why do we C R E A T E design

    systems?
  19. S U F F E R I N G Y

    E S, A G A I N
  20. wasteful reproduction of seemingly important, but ultimately insignificant + unsustainably

    made design artifacts. !
  21. None
  22. None
  23. inefficient THIS IS CLEARLY

  24. can we please B U I L D something?

  25. systems thinking problem solving that attempts to balance holistic thinking

    & reductionistic thinking.
  26. common language F O C U S O N C

    O L L A B O R A T I O N
  27. implement constraints

  28. D O T H I S N O T T

    H I S
  29. remove cognitive overload

  30. None
  31. move towards bigger problems

  32. None
  33. W A N T S V. N E E D

    S
  34. G O A L S

  35. E X P E C T A T I O

    N S
  36. M E T R I C S

  37. \ˈfin\ fin. AMELIE@AMELIELAMONT.COM @AMELIELAMONT