If you work with design systems, here’s a scenario that may sound familiar:
You got buy-in to create a new design system, likely based on the promise of increasing the productivity of designers and front-end developers and improving speed to market.
You built a component library, UI toolkit, and documentation. You released the system “officially” and started sharing it with other product teams.
But as those who work on design systems know, building the system is only the start.
Adoption of the system is essential, but there are many adoption hurdles that must be managed across the teams intended to use the system, including prioritization, framework compatibility, and access to tools. …
Are you terrified by the thought of giving a speech? When speaking up in front of a crowd, are you hit with a jolt of anxiety that causes your heart to race and your hands to start sweating or trembling?
Do you wish you felt more confident speaking up in meetings or giving presentations?
You’re not alone — it’s estimated that as much as 75 percent of the population has some level of anxiety regarding public speaking.
I used to feel that way, too. I still do, if I’m being completely honest. But I have found ways to overcome this fear with the help of my local Toastmasters club, and I want to share some of those lessons with you. …
We increasingly rely on digital systems to either mediate or replace human communications. But often, these experiences feel clunky and impersonal, or even scammy and deceptive.
Asking Alexa to add something to my shopping cart is a breeze:
“Hey Alexa, add bananas to my shopping list.”
“Okay, I’ve added bananas to your shopping list.”
But if I want to add 10 things to my list, I have to ask Alexa again to add each individual item.
“Alexa, add peanut butter to my shopping list.”
“Okay, I’ve added peanut butter to your shopping list.”
“Alexa, add strawberry jam to my shopping list.” …