Oslo's one-day conference on Design Systems, broadcast direct!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we invite you to join us as a remote attendee for a day of design systems!

About the event

Design Systems Day 2020 brings together designers and managers with extensive hands-on experience with successfully launching and growing design systems. 

Just like at our 2019 event, our speakers work with design systems at companies large and small, in public organizations, and at research institutes. Our speakers will delve into the practical realities of design systems. You'll hear about what works, what doesn't, what's easy and what's really hard about design systems. 

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The Main Hall at DOGA during lighting setup

Design Systems Day 2020 will be broadcast from The Norwegian Center for Architecture and Design (DOGA). Due to new health ordnances aimed at reducing the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the audience will be attending remotely.

TALK SCHEDULE

Welcome to Design Systems Day 2020

5min

Adapting to our customers’ needs

Marius Røstad - Head of Digital Products

Marius Røstad will in his opening keynote discuss the challenges Ruter has gone through recently and how design systems can help in solving such challenges; from working with more traditional methods and tools to more effective ones, where the services are expected to be at the standard of the very best solutions in the world, and meet the needs of the customers – at all time.

10min

Design systems to enable solutions for everyone

Christian Nordström - Design Manager at Ruter

Christian’s talk emphasizes how design system is essential to support inclusive design in the development of digital and physical services and products at Ruter. In his talk, Christian will show examples of how Ruter has developed and made guidelines and components available, and how communication is an essential part of the work.

20min

There's no right way to make a design system

Alex  Skougarevskaya - Senior Design Manager, Atlassian

Design systems are hard. They’re messy and complicated - No one has it figured out and we’re still all learning from each other.’ After working on Atlassian’s design systems for five years, Alex Skougarevskaya will talk about the less than linear evolution of their design system and the lessons she learned on the way. She’ll cover the current state of their design system, who creates it and how it evolved from a project to a ‘product for products’ to what it is today - a service enabling Atlassian’s to build cohesive product experiences that unleash the potential of every team. From Alex - expect honesty and passion, and if nothing else you’ll hopefully feel better about the mess your own design system is (probably) in and have a few laughs along the way.

40min

Break

30min

How we build design systems at If

Alexander Vassbotn   Røyne-Helgesen - Frontend developer at Bekk

Today, more and more development is done in tight relation with designers and UX-designers, triggering the need for a design system that is tightly coupled with both design and code.

Until recently, communication has gone one way, from the designers to the developers. This talk covers the process that we developed to ensure that the conversation around a design system runs in both directions, between design and development.

We will cover generation of preprocessor styles with design tokens, generating Sketch files for the designers and how we generate our design systems continuously. We will also discuss the value that If has gained from adopting design systems, explain how we create clear and understandable documentation, give examples of how we prioritize the needs of the end-users and the design systems users, and show how we keep our designs and our code accessible.

20min

Designing for chaos: Design System(s) at TIDAL

Erik  Ferrier - Head of Design at Tidal

How do we deliver complex digital solutions or large marketing campaigns with small teams in a culture of short deadlines, last-minute changes, multiple stakeholders, and high secrecy? How do we enable team members to be independent and proactive while ensuring Brand consistency? How do we collaborate in an around the clock design operation in different time zones?

This talk explores the journey of creating and implementing Design System(s) at TIDAL and how it was applied to such a variety of media and products, from the redesign of tidal.com and sign up to in-app content as playlist covers.

20min

Break

30min

Making a design system for ocean industries

Kjetil  Nordby - Head of Ocean Industries Concept Lab at AHO

Maritime workplaces are assembled by systems delivered by a large number of vendors with little coordination of user experience. We present the OpenBridge Design system that make it possible to harmonize design across systems and vendors. We will present some of the challenges working in the maritime domain and our approach to solving them.

20min

How to get Executive Buy-In for building, scaling and maintaining a Design System

Christian Rørholt  Moe - Chief Digital Officer at Gjensidige


20min

How we scaled our design system

Torstein Aas-Hansen - Concept Developer at Gjensidige


20min

Moving the whales, the first glimpse

Robin Klein  Schiphorst - DesignOps Coach at Arrivals & Strategic Director at Idean

Enterprise-level design systems are hard, complicated, and will probably give you a grey hair or two. They usually involve multiple companies, brands, products, platforms, and every user group you can imagine. You will have to align and facilitate change among leadership, business, marketing, brand, product teams for digital and analog, and more. Things look big, real big, so we need to break them down into manageable bites. Robin will share his philosophy and a method called ThreeTimes, from his playbook to help you get started. He worked on projects with Schibsted / Aftenposten Norway's first algorithm that designs, and with Laerdal on Life a multi-level design system and many more.

20min

Break

20min

På vei mot et designsystem for Oslo kommune

Bernard  Tømmerbakke - Lead Designer at Oslo kommune

Med over 50 000 ansatte fordelt på over 50 virksomheter er Oslo kommune blant landets største arbeidsgivere. Økt satsing på digitalisering, ny kommunikasjonsstrategi og visuell identitet har satt fokus på behovet for å etablere felles verktøy og metodikk for alle som skal designe og utvikle digitale tjenester. Med utgangspunkt i kommunens nettsider arbeider vi sentralt med å utvikle et bærekraftig designsystem som skal skalere på tvers av kommunens digitale økosystem. Arbeidet er helt i startfasen, men allikevel har vi gjort oss nyttige erfaringer knyttet til de utfordringene det er å skape helhet og samhandling på tvers av en kompleks og silobasert organisasjon bestående av ulike digitale fagmiljøer og løsninger.

20min

Design at Scale

Peter Merholz - Design executive and organizational consultant

40min

Closing and thank you

10min

A full day of design systems, broadcast direct


Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 Coronavirus situation, we have switched our format to remote, and invite you to join us as a remote attendee for a full day of design systems!

What we will cover

We have an exciting mix of backgrounds on stage, and the talks span the views of tech, design and management on how to make design systems deliver value. You'll hear from speakers who have been developing design systems for years, but also from teams who are still in the early stages of building. Our goal is to share what's happening in design systems in Norway and beyond, and share insights that you can use where you work, be it in a huge, global organization, or in a just-formed product team.

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Speakers

Alex Skougarevskaya
Senior Design Manager, Atlassian

There's no right way to make a design system

Design systems are hard. They’re messy and complicated - No one has it figured out and we’re still all learning from each other.’ After working on Atlassian’s design systems for five years, Alex Skougarevskaya will talk about the less than linear evolution of their design system and the lessons she learned on the way. She’ll cover the current state of their design system, who creates it and how it evolved from a project to a ‘product for products’ to what it is today - a service enabling Atlassian’s to build cohesive product experiences that unleash the potential of every team. From Alex - expect honesty and passion, and if nothing else you’ll hopefully feel better about the mess your own design system is (probably) in and have a few laughs along the way.

Alex Skougarevskaya

Alex led the Design System and Tooling team, supporting all Atlassian product designers to build branded, end-to-end experiences that users love, for a number of years. Alex is an avid design system advocate, speaker, and community organizer, co-founding the Code Heart Design Conference and running Sydney’s Design System meetup. With 15 years of experience in the design industry ranging from advertising, digital agency, in-house e-commerce, and consulting, Alex’s superpower is bringing people together across disciplines, to focus on the right problems that solve real user needs.

Christian Nordström
Design Manager at Ruter

Design systems to enable solutions for everyone

Christian’s talk emphasizes how design system is essential to support inclusive design in the development of digital and physical services and products at Ruter. In his talk, Christian will show examples of how Ruter has developed and made guidelines and components available, and how communication is an essential part of the work.

Marius Røstad
Head of Digital Products

Adapting to our customers’ needs

Marius Røstad will in his opening keynote discuss the challenges Ruter has gone through recently and how design systems can help in solving such challenges; from working with more traditional methods and tools to more effective ones, where the services are expected to be at the standard of the very best solutions in the world, and meet the needs of the customers – at all time.

Christian Rørholt Moe
Chief Digital Officer at Gjensidige

How to get Executive Buy-In for building, scaling and maintaining a Design System

Torstein Aas-Hansen
Concept Developer at Gjensidige

How we scaled our design system

Kjetil Nordby
Head of Ocean Industries Concept Lab at AHO

Making a design system for ocean industries

Maritime workplaces are assembled by systems delivered by a large number of vendors with little coordination of user experience. We present the OpenBridge Design system that make it possible to harmonize design across systems and vendors. We will present some of the challenges working in the maritime domain and our approach to solving them.

Kjetil Nordby

Kjetil Nordby is a Professor in Interaction Design with the Institute for Design at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Kjetil is leader of the Ocean Industries Concept Lan and have extensive experience working as project leader, researcher, interaction and industrial designer for industry and academia. https://medium.com/ocean-indus...

Alexander Vassbotn Røyne-Helgesen
Frontend developer at Bekk

How we build design systems at If

Today, more and more development is done in tight relation with designers and UX-designers, triggering the need for a design system that is tightly coupled with both design and code.

Until recently, communication has gone one way, from the designers to the developers. This talk covers the process that we developed to ensure that the conversation around a design system runs in both directions, between design and development.

We will cover generation of preprocessor styles with design tokens, generating Sketch files for the designers and how we generate our design systems continuously. We will also discuss the value that If has gained from adopting design systems, explain how we create clear and understandable documentation, give examples of how we prioritize the needs of the end-users and the design systems users, and show how we keep our designs and our code accessible.

Robin Klein Schiphorst
DesignOps Coach at Arrivals & Strategic Director at Idean

Moving the whales, the first glimpse

Enterprise-level design systems are hard, complicated, and will probably give you a grey hair or two. They usually involve multiple companies, brands, products, platforms, and every user group you can imagine. You will have to align and facilitate change among leadership, business, marketing, brand, product teams for digital and analog, and more. Things look big, real big, so we need to break them down into manageable bites. Robin will share his philosophy and a method called ThreeTimes, from his playbook to help you get started. He worked on projects with Schibsted / Aftenposten Norway's first algorithm that designs, and with Laerdal on Life a multi-level design system and many more.

Bernard Tømmerbakke
Lead Designer at Oslo kommune

På vei mot et designsystem for Oslo kommune

Med over 50 000 ansatte fordelt på over 50 virksomheter er Oslo kommune blant landets største arbeidsgivere. Økt satsing på digitalisering, ny kommunikasjonsstrategi og visuell identitet har satt fokus på behovet for å etablere felles verktøy og metodikk for alle som skal designe og utvikle digitale tjenester. Med utgangspunkt i kommunens nettsider arbeider vi sentralt med å utvikle et bærekraftig designsystem som skal skalere på tvers av kommunens digitale økosystem. Arbeidet er helt i startfasen, men allikevel har vi gjort oss nyttige erfaringer knyttet til de utfordringene det er å skape helhet og samhandling på tvers av en kompleks og silobasert organisasjon bestående av ulike digitale fagmiljøer og løsninger.

Erik Ferrier
Head of Design at Tidal

Designing for chaos: Design System(s) at TIDAL

How do we deliver complex digital solutions or large marketing campaigns with small teams in a culture of short deadlines, last-minute changes, multiple stakeholders, and high secrecy? How do we enable team members to be independent and proactive while ensuring Brand consistency? How do we collaborate in an around the clock design operation in different time zones?

This talk explores the journey of creating and implementing Design System(s) at TIDAL and how it was applied to such a variety of media and products, from the redesign of tidal.com and sign up to in-app content as playlist covers.

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