Engineering Design Systems
August 28, 2022 09:00 AM 12:30 PM Colorado Ballroom A
Many companies are coming to realize the many benefits that design systems bring. A good design system (and its accompanying set of engineered components) can improve design quality and consistency and provide significant reduction in production times for both design and development teams. But how do you engineer the components depicted in the design system? In this talk we will learn how to consume design files and then engineer our own mini design system beginning with the foundations of color, spacing, and typography. We will use our foundations to create a few simple elements, and then we will assemble those into a card component, form fields, and finally a form. Along the way we will consider accessibility through the lens of dark mode, increased color contrast, landscape support, Dynamic Type, and bold text support.