Michael Carrick – Design Systems 101: Essentials for All Designers

Michael Carrick

Michael Carrick CEO & Co-founder of XDS | Experience Design Systems Inc.

Michael has led groups of talented user-centric UX designers, researchers and visual designers who specialize in helping their partners create beautifully connected experiences. Michael understands how to create impactful, reusable and technology-driven tools that help designers and developers to deliver experiences at the intersection of people, business and technology needs.

Michael brings two decades of expertise designing and developing digital experiences for industry leaders in Financial, Government, Retail, Insurance and Artificial Intelligence sectors.

Design Systems 101: Essentials for All Designers

A comprehensive introduction to design systems for designers. We’ll define design systems and explore their history and benefits. Listeners will also gain insights into some of the world’s best design systems, which serve as great examples. Includes:

  • The Definition of Design Systems: Design systems are rule sets that ensure uniformity in design elements. They include typography, colors, icons, and components. Think of them as lego sets.
  • The Brief History of Design Systems: Design systems have evolved from print design to digital realms. Notable figures brands twitter and salesforce have played pivotal roles in shaping their development.
  • The Benefits of Design Systems: Implementing design systems streamlines design and development. They boost brand consistency and enhance user satisfaction. Real-world examples showcase their advantages.
  • Examples of World-Class Design Systems: Explore renowned design systems from leading companies. Understand what makes them exceptional in terms of documentation, accessibility, and scalability.