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The Design System's not dead

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to say hello, and let you know that I’m the new product manager for Design System.

Our primary goal is to make the design system simpler, clearer and faster to implement, for a wider range of products and projects.

As you might have seen, we’re hiring a permanent developer to help grow and maintain DS, and we’re working on getting a senior interaction designer on to the team, with both people hopefully starting in about a month.

With that in mind, our current roadmap looks something like:

Now

  • Recruitment

Next

  • Component updates (patching, etc)
  • Discovery research

Later

  • Templates/patterns
  • Ease of adoption

We need your help

As you can see, one of the most important things we need to do is to kick start our research processes. So if you use DS, or don’t but would like to, or if you just have thoughts or questions about it, we’d love to talk to you.
The best way to do that is to email us at designsystem@dta.gov.au.

Hope to talk to you soon!

Gordon

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