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Farid Sabitov

Dec 8, 2020

6 min read

The Current State of DesignOps. Metrics, focus areas and approach

Metrics in DesignOps

You can create different kinds of deliverables like experience maps or workflows that show dependencies and cover all cases. At the top, visualize the approximate time for completion, tools, actions, and actors with some hypotheses at the bottom
After the assessment phase, find the total amount of time spent on a specific process and the number of communication gaps between different actors.
Here is an example of one practice implementation. After understanding the challenge and coming up with a solution, calculate the amount of time (efficiency) that could be saved. For that specific team with four Code Librarians and one Design Librarian, the total time saved per week is 6 hours. By calculating the rates multiplied by hours you can calculate the real value of such process improvement.

Focus Areas of DesignOps

DesignOps Focus Areas
Interesting note that Rachel said that Facebook has almost the same approach.

DesignOps Approach

Hypotheses based approach to validate process improvements in DesignOps
My approach of capturing the process in details and saving the pro tips and feedback directly in the flow.
DesignOps Approach is starting from the Assess phase

The Future of DesignOps

Saves a lot of time spent on communications and creates a better report on the component usage directly in Figma. In our team, we could save up to 12 hours of work!
Saves a lot of time on placing the right spacing amounts directly in Figma
Here is the link to view the code https://github.com/vlivanov/flutter_figma_preview