Stop building weird UIs! Use a design system


November 26, 2020 4:00 pm CET

From developers, for developers.

Let’s talk about design systems and why the enable the next level of UI development. By adopting a design system, you and your team can accelerate the process of designing and developing user interfaces while ensuring consistency across your product and platform. 

The session will cover a 45 min talk and 15 min of questions and answers. Next to understanding the benefits and characteristics of design systems in general, we’ll take a closer look at IBM’s open source Carbon Design System, how to use it, and how to get involved in its future development. 

At the end of the session, you’ll know how to get started with design systems and say goodbye to the days of endless discussions around button colours, shapes and sizes.


Jan Hassel, User Experience Engineer, IBM® SPSS® Statistics
During his studies in the “Internet of Things – Design of Networked Systems” program, Jan Hassel started working for IBM on an AI-powered platform for mixed reality data visualization. Later he joined the IBM SPSS Statistics team, bridging the gap between design and development as User Experience Engineer where his main focus areas include micro interactions, rapid prototyping and accessibility. Since 2019 he teaches software collaboration and development strategies for first-semester students in the IoT program at the University of Design in Schwäbisch Gmünd.