DSW Day 2023 - Holding Your Boundaries in Design Systems - Dan Mall

Resources: 📖 Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself By Nedra Glover Tawwab https://a.co/d/3EUnfcw 📖 Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life By Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend https://a.co/d/e1Zlm03

Synopsis: Design teams are supposed to be scrappy! Everyone pitch in! Empathy for the other roles on your team! All of these are things I’ve preached and taught, but when is enough enough? In this talk, design system coach Dan Mall show you how to draw firm lines around your design system job so you can stand strong. You’ll learn why the most important word in a design system practice isn’t “component” or “token”; it’s “no”—and how to deal with when others can’t deal with that.

Bio: DAN MALL is a husband, dad, teacher, creative director, designer, founder, and entrepreneur from Philly. He runs Design System University, where he creates, collects, and curates curriculum, content, and community to help enterprise teams design at scale. Previously, Dan ran design system consultancy SuperFriendly for over a decade. Dan writes about design systems, process, and leadership and other issues on his site https://danmall.com/, in his weekly newsletter, and on Twitter and Instagram