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I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING

A story about starting a design system for Justworks presented in the form of a lightning talk for the Design Systems Coalition NYC meetup covering documentation.

Tom Takigayama

May 11, 2017
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  1. I HAVE NO IDEA
    WHAT I’M DOING
    A story about starting a design system
    Tom Takigayama
    Product Design Lead @ Justworks

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  2. What is Justworks?
    An all-in-one solution offering
    benefits, HR support, compliance,
    and payroll for small to medium
    sized companies.

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  3. Justworks.com/careers

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  4. Full disclosure
    This was my first rodeo
    I’ve made mistake
    I’ve learned

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  5. Mistake #1
    Thinking that someone else’s
    solutions were the answers to our
    problems.

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  6. Mistake #2
    Focusing on the delivery and not
    the package we were delivering.

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  7. It’s not perfect...

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  8. Mistake #3
    Not documenting principals

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  9. I HAVE NO IDEA
    WHAT I’M DOING

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  10. I HAVE SOME IDEA
    WHAT I’M DOING

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