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Digital Design: Creating Design Systems for Easier, Better & Faster Design

Dan Mall, Creative Director + Advisor

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10 Videos (54m)
    • Let's Get Started!

      1:21
    • What are Design Systems?

      4:27
    • Examples of Design Systems

      9:47
    • Making Your Design System Wishlist

      3:36
    • Creating Your Own Design System

      7:25
    • Getting Buy-In

      8:16
    • Implementing Your Design System

      7:34
    • Evolving Your Design System

      9:35
    • Final Thoughts

      0:54
    • More Classes on Skillshare

      0:37
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About This Class

Stop reinventing the wheel, and start having more fun. The secret to easier, faster, and better design is an effective design system!

Great design systems help you spend less time on rote, repetitive tasks and more time on the creative work you love. They're a comprehensive reference full of guiding principles and usable components—and that means less time creating buttons, forms, and menus, and more time for innovation.

In this one-hour class, you'll join creative director Dan Mall as he shares his step-by-step process for making effective design systems.

From creating your own system to evolving it over time, lessons cover everything you need to create a comprehensive, effective design system you can use every day.

Key lessons include:

  • Practical components & overarching guidelines
  • Examples from Apple, Google, Shopify & more
  • Methods for creating a great design system
  • Advice for getting buy-in from key stakeholders
  • Tips for implementing & evolving your system

Plus, Dan shares one of his favorite exercises: a wishlist prompt to help your team unlock how a system can benefit them every day.

Get ready to learn how a design system can make your design work easier, faster, and better!

Whether you're a creative freelancer, designer, or member of a product team, you'll leave this class with the tools you need to make better decisions, save time, and focus your efforts on the design work you love most.

 

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Dan Mall

Creative Director + Advisor

Dan Mall is a creative director and advisor from Philly. He is the founder and director of Superfriendly, a design collaborative that brings exquisite creative direction and design to the world’s most important and interesting organizations. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Superbooked, a service that helps you find work with a little help from your friends.

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