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OOUX and Design Systems

Learn how OOUX can help you craft, organize, and manage an elegant and specific design system.

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Episode 026 - Atomic Design and OOUX with Brad Frost
Episode 026 - Atomic Design and OOUX with Brad Frost

As you probably know, Brad Frost is the author of "Atomic Design," the creator of pattern lab, and a design systems advocate and educator. In this episode of the podcast, Sophia and Brad discuss how technology is like a river, why it's important for everyone on a project to have a shared language, and how design systems are like furniture parts.

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A Content Model Is Not a Design System
A Content Model Is Not a Design System

Content models have to serve a variety of delivery channels, each more outlandish than the last. But why do many content models still look more like design systems rather than reflecting structured data? Mike takes us on a personal journey as he examines his own experiences and invites us to conceive content models that articulate meaning and group related content together for use on any channel.

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The Full Stack Design System
The Full Stack Design System

Emmet Connolly (who brought OOUX training to Intercom back in 2016) write about how design systems need to be object-oriented, and how they are working toward that goal at Intercom.

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Episode 007 - Building Design Systems and Systems for Building Designers with Ben Callahan
Episode 007 - Building Design Systems and Systems for Building Designers with Ben Callahan

In this episode, we are revisiting the December 2019 episode with Ben Callahan. Ben is a design system expert and the founder and president of Sparkbox. At Sparkbox, Ben has created an amazing workplace that facilitates learning, exploring, asking questions, and pet projects.

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Episode 003 - Putting Your Components in Context with Dan Mall
Episode 003 - Putting Your Components in Context with Dan Mall

Dan Mall is one of the leading experts in design systems. In this episode, learn how to start a design system project the right way, the pros and cons of “flexible cards” which can lead to what I call masked objects, and how OOUXers can create a ton of value on a design system team.

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Object-Orient Your Design System
Object-Orient Your Design System

"OOUX and Design Systems, a match made in design heaven." Object-Oriented UX should be an organizing principle for your Design System. In this article, Sophia talks about how OOUX improves the process of creating a Design System.

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The Full-Stack Design System on The Intercom Podcast
The Full-Stack Design System on The Intercom Podcast

Emmet Connolly is an advocate of the "full-stack design system", basically a design system that is rooted in a clear, shared conceptual model. "You shortcut a lot of extra thinking once you start with, “What does this object need to be?”' AGREED. In a hurry? Skip to min 9 to cut to the chase.

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