Design Systems: Increase your Design Efficiency and Scalability


Atomic design, pattern libraries, modular design—the process of designing with a system goes by many names. Regardless of what you call it, the advantages of this approach are clear. Whether you’re on a large team or a small one, taking on a huge project or a one-page website, working with a design system can help make your project more efficient and infinitely scalable, Join us and we'll show you how to set yourself and your team up for success!

We'll explain how we used a robust design system when recently tackling an enormous user experience and design challenge: a website for a large, service-based government organization targeted at millennials, with stakeholders in over 60 countries. We'll share our strategy, approach, what we learned by the end.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • how a design system works and the benefits of creating one,
  • best practices for your design system, and
  • tips and tricks for creating a process and resources that can be easily implemented by developers.

This session is best suited for experienced designers.

Session Track

UX/Content Strategy

Experience Level


Drupal Version

When & Where

Thursday, 27 April, 2017 - 13:00 to 13:30
307 - Acquia