Improving collaboration through your design system
Great user experiences start where we design and build them. So for us to build great services – we must begin with ourselves. For what happens when we apply the principles of UX on our own internal processes?
In this talk, Gjensidige showed us how they are building a design system that supports the workflow for our designers, UX writers and front-end developers.
They showed us how they create and use digital services to solve collaboration issues across multiple professions, teams and locations. And at the same time establish a shared sense of ownership to the system itself.
They have tumbled, but will they triumph?
If you want to suceed, there are three things you need to think about:
1. Define how you deliver value
2. Define how you co-create value – adapted design system to your roles and workflow, which is easy to change and document.
3. Make room for collaboration – make it easy to visit the design system team.
Torstein is the digital editor in chief at Gjensidige, a leading Nordic insurance group. He has been with the company for over a decade, building digital services for customers in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Today he is part of the design system team, helping all the product teams and development projects join forces in cross functional collaboration.
Marthe Trygg Solberg
Marthe is currently lead designer for everything related to claims at Gjensidige. She is an engineer in Industrial design, employed by Itera, and passionate about complex systems and efficient collaboration.
Kristian Saksvik Munkvold
Kristian is the tech lead and architect for Gjensidige's design system. His background is varied. And ranges from the start-up scene with the fantastic team at No Isolation – to running his own consultancy or working with the clever heads at Computas. He believes UX is important across the workflow of all our disciplines, and can't really decide which of the disciplines he enjoys the most.