It is easy to understand the process and structure.
It is easy to be productive.
It is easy to contribute.
It is easy to connect.
Everything just works.
However, it takes hard work to get there. Tell me something new, ha?
Collaboration doesn't happen organically. It is a continuous discovery of making things better and more effective, combining time, effort, and care. But how?
When trying to find the best workflow (team model), we usually start by reading millions of articles, tweets, and books and start wondering about:
Which team model is "the best"?
Who is going to be our leader?
Should we flip the coin?
Yep, a lot of essential questions. Let's dive in.
Setting up a team
Who should we add to the team?
Designers, Systems designers, Figma wizards
User Experience Designers
Following agile process.
Hypothesis > Experiment > Test > Measure. And again …
Test on multiple platforms, and talk with your coworkers and users.
Talking and brainstorming
There is always more than one possible solution.
Be available for feedback—reserve time for educating people.
Have a plan to solve problems
Make some actionable tasks.
is in the heart of the org, but without day-to-day sync.
allows the design system team to work hand in hand with teams.
Design Systems Lead
product management experience
Well, Slack is almost the standard. 😅 Async information is very good for informing people, but it is not enough for sharing wholesome feedback. Use these channels for prompt updates, but never instead of office hours or team calls.
Let people connect with you, propose changes, and ask for help. Make an hour per week where anyone can join and talk with the team leader.
Reserve a slot on your calendar where all the leads meet and share what is happening. Additionally, you can invite other profiles as well.
This one is usually useful when organizations are huge and you want to share insights with the whole organization in a structured way. So instead of short updates in the Slack channel, you make an internal newsletter with highlights and tutorials.
Meet people where they are. Make helpful videos that they can consume async.
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