You need this when?! Using design systems to achieve success

Time: Wednesday 20th March 11:15-12:00
Room: Doric
Track: User Experience & Content

As site owners and builders, we have all experienced projects with a tight deadline and challenges to deliver the project on time.

In this presentation, we will review a number of strategies and techniques to rapidly deliver on time sensitive projects.

The challenge was to design and implement a new design and IA within three weeks before a national campaign launch. The campaign was still being created and the content embargoed, so how did we achieve this uplift in such a short timeframe?

Using the existing Australian Government design system and branding assets, we extended the design system with the use of colour palettes, components and modifiers to create a new look for the National Office of Child Safety site. After conducting user testing, we made improvements to enrich the user experience to easily locate important information and resources.

This presentation is suitable for digital designers, site builders and communications teams.


Amber Henry / Matt Commons
Amber has over 19 years experience supporting a diverse range of clients to deliver creative and effective digital solutions. With a background as an UI/UX designer, Amber’s passion and understanding of best practices, user experience and accessibility allows her to deliver successful projects.
Additional speakersMatt Commons
Matt is a formally trained print and web designer with over 14+ years industry experience dealing extensively with Drupal websites. In that time he has worked with a range of clients in the not-for-profit, government and other small/large businesses.

His skills range from UX/UI site design, information architecture, Drupal site building/theming, icon design, support, client training and project management. He has frequently collaborated with other agencies, bringing content expertise to design and development-focused teams.