Archive: September 11th, 2019

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Session — with Jessica map

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Session — with Jessica

You won’t want to miss the fantastic talk that @CassieCodes is giving at Generate CSS in London on September 26th—and you can get 10% off the ticket price with the code JEREMY10:

I had a very rewarding evening at @CodebarBrighton yesterday working with Claire:

Making web pages is kinda awesome!

Replying to a tweet from @wearno13

Aw, thank you, Claire! It was my pleasure!

Replying to a tweet from @seb_ly

I’ve seen @rem coding and I can attest that it is indeed livid.

The Ugly Truth about Design Systems

The video of a talk in which Mark discusses pace layers, dogs, and design systems. He concludes:

  1. Current design systems thinking limits free, playful expression.
  2. Design systems uncover organisational disfunction.
  3. Continual design improvement and delivery is a lie.
  4. Component-focussed design is siloed thinking.

It’s true many design systems are the blueprints for manufacturing and large scale application. But in almost every instance I can think of, once you move from design to manufacturing the horse has bolted. It’s very difficult to move back into design because the results of the system are in the wild. The more strict the system, the less able you are to change it. That’s why broad principles, just enough governance, and directional examples are far superior to locked-down cookie cutters.