Design System Discussions: Adoption

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Design System Discussions is a chance for us to gather the brightest minds in design systems and design system documentation to discuss pressing issues that face us as design orgs with our design system implementation.

From adoption to measurement to documentation to contribution, each panel is designed to answer your questions on how to make your design system the best it can be.

#1 – Design System Discussions: Adoption

According to the Sparkbox Design System Survey 2021, adoption is one of the biggest problems facing design systems teams across the world. Optimizing your system for adoption, avoiding common pitfalls, and defining what good adoption is are all on the table for our expert panel in our first webinar event. Who is the panel?

Amy Hupe

Amy Hupe is a content designer and design systems consultant. Over the past 2 years, she’s worked on design systems for the Springer Nature, BT group, and Babylon Health. Before that Amy spent 3 years working as a Senior Content Designer at the Government Digital Service. In that time, she led the content strategy for the GOV.UK Design System, including a straightforward and inclusive approach to documentation.

Josh Clark

Josh Clark has guided the creation of design systems at United Airlines, Pfizer, Nasdaq, and many other enterprise companies. Josh is a UX design leader and founder of Big Medium, a design agency specializing in helping companies build (and organize to build) future-friendly interfaces for artificial intelligence, connected devices, and responsive websites. He has written several books, including Designing for Touch and Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps. (Josh also created the popular Couch to 5K running schedule which has helped millions of skeptical would-be exercisers take up jogging.)

Michael Haggerty-Villa

Michael Haggerty-Villa is a senior staff content designer and strategist working on the Compass Design System. In previous design system work, he managed the QuickBooks Design System and was one of the lead content designers who first launched the Intuit Content Design Style Guide. He has also worked on design systems for Disney and eBay.

Luke Murphy (moderator)

Luke Murphy is a Design Advocate at zeroheight. Before zeroheight, Luke has worked as a product designer, product manager, front-end developer, and consultant with brands including Memrise, Mr & Mrs. Smith, Microsoft, Fujitsu, Cisco, and When he’s not enthusing about DesignOps, he’s playing in bands, drawing silly things, or writing academic articles about Josie and the Pussycats.