Design Systems
London

Conference 16 November 2018 / Workshops 15 November 2018
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Open-source conference for the design systems community

Design Systems London is a non-profit community conference for 200 designers and engineers to share experiences, ideas, and approaches on how to design, build and maintain design systems.

Speakers

Inayaili de León
Encouraging participation and contributions to your design system

Senior Designer @ Microsoft

Siddharth Kshetrapal
Design systems for the rest of us

Design Systems Engineer @ Auth0

Bethany Sonefeld
You’ve built a design system… now what?

Senior UX Designer @ RetailMeNot

Sarah Federman
Design Systems at Scale

Design Engineer @ Adobe

Raphael Guilleminot
Building Design Systems at Deliveroo: Learnings and frustrations

Senior Design Manager @ Deliveroo

Matt Vagni
Building Design Systems at Deliveroo: Learnings and frustrations

Designer/Engineer Hybrid @Echo Health

Kellie Matheson
Minimising Complexity: Easier to build and experience

User Experience Designer @ Barnardo's

Richard Hallows
Minimising Complexity: Easier to build and experience

Interface Developer @ Barnardo's

Jina Anne
Design Systems & Creativity

Senior Design Systems Lead

Antonas Deduchovas
Your Design System has a heart

Digital Product Designer @ YLD

Hana Lodhi
Your Design System has a heart

Digital Product Designer @ YLD

Diana Mounter
Design System API's and the developer experience

Design Operations Manager @ GitHub

Charlie Robbins
Delivering Flexible Design Systems for Web & Native

Senior Director of Engineering @ GoDaddy

Nick Colley
Accessibility in the GOV.UK Design System

Frontend Developer @ GDS

More speakers to be announced soon - join the newsletter!

MC

Sara Vieira

Developer Advocate @ YLD

Schedule

09:00 AM - 09:50 AM - Registration & Breakfast
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM -
Conference part I
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM -
Lunch Break
02:00 PM - 5:00 PM -
Conference part II
05:00 PM - 21:00 PM -
Dinner + Afterparty

Workshops

Design Systems London will hold deep-dive workshops on design and code on 15th November, a day before the DSL conference.

How to stop copying Design Systems

Hana Lodhi & Antonas Deduchovas

Want to create an original design system that serves your product, but not sure where to start? In this workshop you will learn how to create product principles that underpin the whole of the design system and guide UI, UX, engineering and strategy decisions. If you are a part of a product team and people call you a UI designer, UX designer or software engineer this is for you. By the end of the workshop you'll have a solid understanding of how to create principles that formulate the foundation of an authentic design system.



1. Introduction to product principles within the context of design systems
2. Methods and processes of creating product principles
3. How to translate product principles into discipline-specific design system assets
4. Application of product principles to UI, UX, engineering, strategy and teams

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* Full-day (9-5) workshop on 15 November, sponsored by and hosted at YLD (124 Aldersgate St, London EC1A 4JQ).

A Real-World Design Systems Workshop

Jina Anne

When you get to create a design system from scratch in parallel with designing a new product, it's an exciting, new adventure in architecture, organization, and defining all the things. But the reality is most people are not starting from scratch. Most people are either inheriting a design system that already exists, or are trying to apply a design system to a product that already exists. So where do we start when that is the case? This workshop focuses on this real-world scenario most of us face in design systems, and how to move forward:


1. Refresher on Why We Do Design Systems in the First Place.
2. Refactoring and Realigning a Current Design System.
3. Retrofitting a New Design System into an Old Product.
4. Reinforcing Your Design System for Longevity and Maintainability.

We will also have some discussions and share ideas, which will help us move forward with the design systems we work on.

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* Full-day (9-5) workshop on 15 November, hosted in Fleet Street (154 - 160 Fleet Street, Blackfriars, EC4A 2DQ)

* Worksop-only & Combo x DSL conf tickets available

Building your first Design System: from scratch to production

Siddharth Kshetrapal & Fernando Carrettoni

This is a hands-on workshop for designers and developers in which you will learn how to define a common language for collaboration and iterate on products faster.

Learn the best practices of component driven design and how to standardize your design patterns. Leverage Figma and React to build a component library that can be used in products and can evolve as teams use it. At the end of the day, you will have a small but complete Design system implementation that will cover the full product lifecycle.

Sections will cover intro to design systems; design concepts; development and collaboration.
During this hands-on workshop designer & developer will work in pairs.

If you are a designer with experience in the field of product design and familiar with tools like Figma or Sketch, this workshop is for you.

For developers, basic knowledge of React would go a long way.

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* Full-day workshop (9-5) on 15 November, hosted by Figma in Fleet Street (154 - 160 Fleet Street, Blackfriars, EC4A 2DQ)

* Separate tickets for designers and developers or pair combo available


Let's Learn React

Sara Vieira

React is a great tool to allow developers and designers to collaborate and build amazing apps and components together. This workshop is directed at people that have no experience with React to get them ready to build React components. 

The workshop is free - join the waitlist when getting DSL ticket. Priority will be given for those from underrepresented backgrounds (including but not limited to women, people of colour, LGBTQIA+ or disabled people). Spots are very limited.

* Full-day workshop (9-5) hosted at Conde Nast international (The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam St, London WC2N 6HT)

Schedule

The Schedule

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7:00 AM TO 9:00 AM

Reception and Registration

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9:00 AM TO 10:00 AM

Breakfast

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10:00 AM TO 11:00 AM

Keynote: Breakthrough for the Next Generation by Paul Doe

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11:00 AM TO 12:00 AM

Break

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12:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

Keynote: Breakthrough for the Next Generation 2 by Paul Doe

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1:00 PM TO 2:00 PM

Break

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3:00 PM TO 4:00 PM

Keynote: Breakthrough for the Next Generation 2 by Paul Doe

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5:00 PM tO 6:00 PM

Break

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7:00 AM TO 9:00 AM

Keynote: Breakthrough for the Next Generation 2 by Paul Doe

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7:00 AM TO 9:00 AM

Reception and Registration

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9:00 AM TO 10:00 AM

Breakfast

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10:00 AM TO 11:00 AM

Keynote: Breakthrough for the Next Generation by Paul Doe

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11:00 AM TO 12:00 AM

Break

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12:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

Keynote: Breakthrough for the Next Generation 2 by Paul Doe

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1:00 PM TO 2:00 PM

Break

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3:00 PM TO 4:00 PM

Keynote: Breakthrough for the Next Generation 2 by Paul Doe

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5:00 PM tO 6:00 PM

Break

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7:00 AM TO 9:00 AM

Keynote: Breakthrough for the Next Generation 2 by Paul Doe

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7:00 AM TO 9:00 AM

Reception and Registration

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9:00 AM TO 10:00 AM

Breakfast

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10:00 AM TO 11:00 AM

Keynote: Breakthrough for the Next Generation by Paul Doe

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11:00 AM TO 12:00 AM

Break

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12:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

Keynote: Breakthrough for the Next Generation 2 by Paul Doe

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1:00 PM TO 2:00 PM

Break

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3:00 PM TO 4:00 PM

Keynote: Breakthrough for the Next Generation 2 by Paul Doe

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5:00 PM tO 6:00 PM

Break

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7:00 AM TO 9:00 AM

Keynote: Breakthrough for the Next Generation 2 by Paul Doe

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The Venue

The DSL conference and afterparty will take place at Oval Space - an evolving arts & event space in the heart of East London.

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