Design systems mean we’re more confident than we’ve ever been in designing usable products and services.
A good design system guides visual consistency and provides a library of proven interaction patterns – but a great design system helps UX professionals keep pace with the ever increasing speed at which product iterations can be put into the hands of users.
That’s all well and good, but how do we know what we’re putting out there is actually valuable to our users? That it meets expectations? That the product will remain cohesive as it grows? Traditionally, that’s been the realm of product managers and product owners.
This session focuses on where UX as a discipline is heading and how we can ensure our role keeps up and our skills get put to use designing products that are valuable as well as great to use.
I will set the scene by touching on the design system and usability frameworks Redgate has developed over the last year. I’ll demonstrate how the work has enabled teams to deliver features to mature products faster – and how an entirely new product can be stood up in less than 4 weeks. I’ll explain why then, as UX professionals, we need to evolve to be much more concerned about delivering value too.
You'll leave with a solid understanding of how design systems have contributed to a new set of challenges for the field of UX. You’ll also be armed with a number of suggestions that will ensure you’re able to evolve at the same pace and, most importantly, be known in your organisation for delivering usable, cohesive and valuable products to your users.