From being imagined in someone’s head to being added to the design system and ready for use by everyone

Designing with a design system (DS) is great. Designing with a design system that’s missing that new component you need can be… scary.

A year ago, I needed a tag picker for one of my projects. We wanted our users to be able to add hashtags to written notes about their client meetings. We didn’t have a tag picker in our design system at the time and I had no clue what the process to create it should be.
Some of my thoughts were:

Y’all ready for this?*

What better place than the Awwwards conference to freshen up our design game a bit? During those 2 days, UX Design was all over the agenda and took up a fair amount of time within the talks. Morgane and I traveled to Amsterdam to see what’s up in the design world.

As writing down a whole recap would be too long (and boring), here are my top highlights.

Settling in…

After a great 8 hours of sleep, I woke up and set out to explore my new neighborhood. …

Organization is not my best quality. With this in mind, I like to use tools to help me keep on top of things.

In my personal life, I use Wunderlist …A LOT. I have lists for everything. Yes, everything. For instance, right now I have lists for:

  • Tasks I have to complete during the week,
  • Tasks I have to complete over the week end,
  • Tasks I have to complete for my thesis,
  • Short term goals to achieve.

I have identified the two main benefits of this strategy.
First, well I just don’t forget to do the tasks. Second, I find it highly motivating. …

Marion Caron

French product designer

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