Collaborating With The Material Design Team

We have a new microsite coming up at the easy-to-remember πŸ˜‰ URL: πŸ‘‰materialdesignandautomatticdesigninfrance.blog There you can learn about a few easy ways to learn about the systems-thinking aspects of the Material Design system. So far […]

How to improve as a speaker by deconstructing talks

Guest Post by Danielle Krage, professional speaker coach. Have you ever heard writers share the advice that if you want to improve as a writer, you also need to read? Stephen King puts it like […]

Practical tips for giving talks, and how to get started

Guest Post by Danielle Krage, professional speaker coach. Public speaking is a skillset.Β Getting better at it is a process. And no matter what your current level of experience, there is always a place to start, […]

A Design System Approach to Improving Usability through Color

Like many other companies with expansive digital products, Automattic (makers of WordPress.com) has recently dedicated a significant amount of energy into creating a design language system that we call Muriel. This new design system is […]

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Automating Asset Creation

The first thing a child draws looks like a circle. People spontaneously arrange themselves in a circle when they need to observe something close up, and this led to the origin of the arena, the […]

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Better conversations about accessibility

Great design includes accessibility. However, a delta can often form between the two, especially early on during the design process. Without accessibility, you deny equal access to someone, so you can call it a moral […]

The Four Planets of Design

Concept by Adam Becker and Brie Anne DemkiwImages by Marly GallardoText by Ian Stewart We call our design process “deep design” per a talk I gave at WordCamp Europe in 2018. It emerged from the […]

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Growing design community with the Automattic Design Awards

At the end of 2018, we launched the inaugural edition of the Automattic Design Awards, a program intended to honor the best design work in the WordPress ecosystem. There are beautiful websites built with WordPress, […]

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The first ATL Design Systems Meetup

Building design systems is hard. What makes it even harder is that a lot of these teams are very small, sometimes even comprising a single person. This can sometimes leave design systems practitioners feeling isolated […]