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Hack the Design System

Revolutionize the way your organization scales design

A design system aligns an organization around creating consistent experiences, at scale and over time. It’s a living set of tools, practices, and guidelines that increase efficiency and creates a bigger cultural impact throughout the organization.

We have collaborated with Adobe to bring you a new book that explores fresh perspectives on designing and implementing design systems in large organizations. Put together by Idean’s design system experts, the book brings together their rich and diverse experience in creating design systems for global companies. Backed by industry research, best practices, and real-world challenges, the book gathers insights from over 20 design leaders from companies such as AT&T, Dell, Airbnb, Cisco, IBM, and Microsoft.

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The book is out now. Get a hard copy from Amazon or download it here:

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The new standard for design in organizations

There are plenty of resources available on design systems, yet we haven’t seen enough materials that address the human aspects, the way it shapes your organization or its outcome. Through our insights we’ve found:

  • Product teams using design systems are launching digital products & services 50% faster
  • A human-centric approach is more relevant than ever. After all, people are the most powerful driving force for change and adoption.
The idea of the design system is to have a consistent way to present our experiences to our customers.Shawn CherisDirector of Experience Design, Design Systems at Adobe

Video: How Design Systems Define Business Success

Designers are tasked with designing for an increasing number of screens and devices and need to think holistically about creating experiences that span all touchpoints. Design systems are a means to help organizations address this problem but creating one is a multi-faceted undertaking.

One of the first questions often asked is, “How do I get buy-in for creating a design system?” quickly followed by, “Where do I start?”

On Monday, June 10th in a live webinar, design experts at Airbnb, Idean, and Adobe XD will discuss how their organizations approach design systems. They will address the key questions such as what are the best practices for building buy-in, demonstrating the business impact and ultimately, what it means for an organization’s design operations.

Interested in learning more?

Building a design system is a critical mission that involves stakeholders across the entire organization. With our experience, we’ve learned to break down those silos and bring teams together for a common goal. Get in touch to learn how we can help.

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