Web Unleashed 2019

2019-09-13 00:00:00 2019-09-15 00:00:00 America/Toronto Web Unleashed 2019 Drive your career to the forefront by learning the latest tools, techniques and technologies in front-end web development. Toronto FITC Toronto


Design systems have long been discussed as holistic ways to approach structure, consistency, and scalability of UI. They’re all this and so much more: building blocks of hybrid design and code, communication tools, and expressions of brand to name a few. But what happens when the system needs to flex and scale with the changing needs of its users?

In this talk, Shona will speak to examples from the application of Google’s Material Design system, describing how the system is built to stand on its own. She’ll go over the tools used to scale design systems, and the power (and pitfalls) of deploying those systems at scale.


Understand the value of design systems and how to create a system that scales to stands on its own.

Target Audience

Designers and design enthusiasts learning to create and apply systems



Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. What design systems are
  2. How design systems can benefit products and teams
  3. How to approach scaling design systems
  4. Tools for managing design system development
  5. How to deploy design systems with product makers in mind