Part of starting a design system team is hiring. Design system is essentially a platform team, and such team needs people with special skills to be successful. When they get on board, they need a clear set of expectations and a launchpad for their career at the company. The tool
When setting up a brand new UI platform team back in late 2019, there were two things I wish I knew: how to staff a design system team and how to do that in the beginning of a pandemic. Let’s focus on the former today.
Why and when fund a design system team in the first place?
As an engineering manager, how do you tell whether the team is healthy?
One of the puzzles that I’m still yet to crack is, if communication is so important, why is it still so hard? Isn’t “overcommunicate x3” as general advice enough to steer people towards that? Can’t simply talking more, or more frequently, just work?
Why it’s hard for product teams to just go do it, and what sets innovation work apart.