As some people might know, I’ve been working at an IT company as a designer for a while now. Curiously, our organizational structure sometimes still resembles that of more traditional companies, with clearly defined departments/areas (or whatever you may call those).
Officially, then, I work for the digital design and innovation area in the company. That’s where I’ve started and, to be honest, in my early days there weren’t much project-related interactions with developers.
In more recent times, however, that scenario changed dramatically for me. …
Sometimes we may come across articles that sound like one of the hypothetical titles listed below:
Of course, it is important for us as designers to read that type of content every now and then to make sure we are still doing well at our work. However, I want to tackle a different perspective in this article.
I do not want to reach UX designers today. I want to go for directors, product managers, leaders, and business people. I want to talk to people in organizations who hire services from IT and Design Consultancies. I even want attention from project managers — those who are not exclusively concerned with deadlines, and also understand the importance of user experience design and its impact on the quality of solutions. …
So in the last years everyone’s been talking about how Design Systems are becoming so important for companies from various segments.
The point here is not to deny that — actually I’m a big fan of Design Systems and I have been actually trying to evangelize a “Design System-ish” culture at my company since I began to understand its benefits.
Unfortunately, though, nothing is ever all sunshines and flowers… I’ve gathered enoguh experience to know that for a fact, haha. So 2 questions have always been stuck in my mind:
1. Do we really have to start implementing Design Systems for all projects now? …