409 Using Design Systems for Scalable, Accessible, Cohesive eLearning Experiences
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, October 25
St. Thomas B
Can you count how many times eLearning developers on your team have re-created the same button? That time really adds up. You want to create high-quality custom solutions, but they tend to take up lots of time. You’ve adopted templates, but they just don’t cut it for all of your users’ needs. What if you could create custom, cohesive, accessible, and high-quality learning experiences in half the time?
In this session, you’ll learn how design systems will help your team build faster custom solutions and still maintain high-quality work. You’ll get to see examples of design systems, and discuss what to add into your design system and what to leave out. Next you’ll discover how to build and maintain your team’s design system. Finally, you’ll learn how to ensure your design system’s components are accessible for all of your learning projects.
In this session, you will learn:
- What a design system is, with examples, and how you can apply one on your team
- How design systems help you create scalable, accessible, cohesive learning experiences
- What to include and not include in your design system
- How to build and manage your own design system
- How to test your design system components for accessibility
Designers, developers, and managers.
Technology discussed in this session:
HTML frameworks (Jekyll, Hugo, Bootstrap) and Adobe Muse.
Sr. Learning Experience Designer
Melissa Milloway is a senior instructional designer at Amazon, where she specializes in designing and developing digital learning experiences. She was selected as a “30 Under 30” learning leader for Elliott Masie’s Learning 2014 conference and is an avid blogger in the industry.