Weighing outcomes over output from design system teams.

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Measuring Tools — Photo by Fleur on Unsplash


Lessons learned from launching a new design system.

Backstory

I joined the digital design systems team at REI in May 2018, about a month ahead of a planned MVP launch of a shiny new design system.


How do we evolve our systems over time?

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Lady Justice balancing the pros and cons. Photo credit: Unsplash

What I’ve learned from Toastmasters about becoming a better public speaker (hint: it takes practice)

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Photo by Kane Reinholdtsen on Unsplash


Using human conversation patterns to design more natural digital interactions

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Photo: Etienne Boulanger/Unsplash


How little bits of code can improve the design process

grayscale photography of person holding coin (Photo by ZSun Fu on Unsplash)


Cargo shipyard in Singapore, photo by chuttersnap

A thoughtful design system can be a powerful foundation for future growth


How the Internet of Value enables better working relationships for freelancers and protects content creators

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Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash



Technology needs design — more than ever

Maya Hampton

Digital professional, creative life. Product manager for design systems at REI.

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