Picking Parts, Products & People

A Team Activity to Start a Design System

Nathan Curtis
Mar 22, 2016 · 6 min read
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Two page worksheet, starting with Parts before proceeding to prioritizing Parts, Products and People

Stage 1: Pick the Parts

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Parts worksheets, by participant, arranged to compare and discuss

Stage 2: Prioritize the System

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Parts transcribed from the first sheet, with tally marks revealing proportional effort to invest
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Products, prioritized into tiers (like F = Flagship) and grouped by platform (like WS = Web Site)
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People by discipline

What’s Next After the Activity?


EightShapes

A collection of stories, studies, and deep thinking from…

Nathan Curtis

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Founded UX firm @eightshapes, contributing to the design systems field through consulting and workshops. VT & @uchicago grad.

EightShapes

A collection of stories, studies, and deep thinking from EightShapes

Nathan Curtis

Written by

Founded UX firm @eightshapes, contributing to the design systems field through consulting and workshops. VT & @uchicago grad.

EightShapes

A collection of stories, studies, and deep thinking from EightShapes

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