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MIUXPA (Michigan User Experience Professional Association)


The Michigan User Experience Professionals Association (MI UXPA) is a chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) and serves to promote the principles of usability and user-centered design in products, software, and websites for Michigan companies and beyond.

Planning & Cultivating Design Systems

Modern design systems pave the way for organizations to create a cohesive digital experience across multiple products and platforms by enabling consistency, efficiency, and scalability. It’s a way for disparate product teams within a company to design and develop products and services that align with a core set of shared principles, styles, and patterns. Getting started can be quite the challenge. Where should one start? How should a design language be organized to create a cohesive system? What are the best approaches to getting different stakeholders and teams involved to ensure it becomes a useful tool for cross-functional collaboration?

In this presentation of case studies and lessons learned, MI UXPA hosts senior designers to detail best practices for synthesizing design into a coherent system and recommended approaches for placing design systems at the center of a team’s workflow. Topics covered include the parts that make up a design system, how these aspects assemble to create a unified design language, and strategies for stakeholder approval and team adoption. Attendees will depart this event with a systematic framework to plan, promote, and launch a design system as well as how to create buy-in for one throughout a company’s culture. Join us!

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Monday, Sep. 9th


6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


College for Creative Studies, A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education

460 W. Baltimore Ave, 8th floor Detroit, MI 48202

Category: Talk