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Dani Nordin & Salem Ghoweri: Data-driven design systems - how to create a web styleguide that doesn't lie

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Drupal Nights

PLUG Cambridge
618 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02141

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As UX becomes increasingly Agile, a need arises to quickly create and iterate new interface elements. Many popular frameworks exist to document front-end design patterns. Most of them connect directly to the website's CSS, and help developers easily create new interface elements and templates.

But what happens when the design and UX team can't work in code? How can we create truly cross-functional design documentation that works both for developers and designers?

In this session, we will describe the process we have been working on to document our existing design patterns and create a working set of elements that allow both for rapid iteration of design prototypes and implementation of templates in code.

This session is for UXers who work with teams that include both front-end developers and visual/interaction designers, who need to create and iterate on interfaces in rapid, Agile environments.

Dani Nordin
Salem Ghoweri

Dani Nordin is the Director of Digital Experience at Pegasystems, where she leads a small but scrappy team of UX professionals who create fantastic user experiences across 5+ digital properties. She is the author of several books and video series on the subject of user experience design and working with Drupal, including Drupal for Designers (O’Reilly, 2012), Designing with Empathy (O’Reilly Video, 2015) and Using Drupal 8 (Skillsoft Video, 2014). You can find her on Twitter and at @danigrrl.

Salem Ghoweri is Senior Front-end Architect at Pegasystems, focusing on bringing sensible, performant front-end development standards to the Digital team, and leads the development of the Pega Digital Design System (code name: PegaKit). Prior to joining Pega, Salem worked at Wayfair and Genuine Interactive. You can find him on Github and at @sghoweri.