UX Development Manager
Speaker Profile: Kaelig is a UX development manager on the Polaris design system team at Shopify and co-chair of the Design Tokens W3C Community Group. In the past, he worked on a variety of design systems for companies such as Salesforce, the Guardian, the BBC, the Financial Times, among many. In 2016, he started talking about Design Systems Ops, a set of principles freely inspired from the DevOps movement, applied to front-end and design systems and has been an early adopter and practice leader in DesignOps and Design Systems Ops. Kaelig is a design system leader who has been working on bridging the gap between design and development for the past 15 years. When he’s not thinking about ways to improve the UX workflow, he trains his palate on various wine tasting adventures.
Presentation Title: Design Systems Ops and Design Tokens
Outline: Kaelig’s presentation will focus on Design Tokens that enable scaling design systems and components across stacks and platforms, so how come they aren’t a standard part of the design and engineering workflow? Design tokens are central and tiny pieces of UI information to store design related information such as colors, fonts, spaces, animations, etc… Their benefits is that they can be transformed and formatted to meet the needs of any platform (Android, iOS, Web, etc…).
Introducing the Design Tokens and the W3C Community Group: a group of people and companies who build design system tooling that includes Adobe, Sketch, InVision, Framer, Figma, UXPin… to define how design and developer tooling should communicate in the future.
Company Website: https://polaris.shopify.com