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Why your design system isn't working

Hosted on May 21, 2020

Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms that your system may be failing.

About the Webinar

When it comes to implementing a design system, success is an eternally-moving target. Evolution and maintenance are critical over time, but how do you recognize the catalysts and symptoms that mean your system might be failing? Join us for a deeper dive into why your design system might not be working the way you expected—plus what you can do about it.


This is part of our ongoing webinar series on tackling design and technology challenges.

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About the Speakers

Shawn Hickman

Manager, Design

The “space ranger” of Think Company, Shawn is a seasoned designer with an outspoken appreciation for the artistry and attention to detail of the Disney/Pixar family. A passionate learner, optimist, and dreamer, the influence is evident in his work and his interaction style.

Amanda Kalk

Director, Technology

The “competitor” of Think Company, Amanda applies the spirit of her favorite sport (Ultimate) to her work: calling fouls on herself (making sure she can explain the “why” behind design decisions), looking for constructive criticism to improve her game, and playing hard but with respect and sportsmanship.

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Thanks for watching Why Your Design System Isn’t Working with Shawn Hickman and Amanda Kalk. Below you’ll find some related content and resources Shawn and Amanda mentioned during their presentation.


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