Brad Frost is a design system consultant, front-end developer, speaker, writer, musician, and artist located in beautiful Pittsburgh, PA. As a principal and design system consultant at Big Medium, he helps teams establish and evolve design systems, establish more collaborative workflows, and create better software together. He is the author of the book Atomic Design, which introduces a methodology to create and maintain effective design systems. He co-hosted the Style Guides Podcast and has helped create several tools and resources for web designers, including Pattern Lab, Styleguides.io, Style Guide Guide, This Is Responsive, Death to Bullshit, and more.
Designer vs. Developer!
Designers and developers often have poor relationships, due to bad process. Their interactions are apathetic at best and antagonistic at worst. Designers iterate over rounds of unrealistic comps, leaving a stupidly short runway for developers to actually build the product. Developers recoil from the design process and expect designers to figure everything out so they only have to build things once.
In this session, designer Dan Mall and developer Brad Frost will duke it out on stage once and for all. Can they identify a better process that prioritizes collaboration and conversation? Is designing in the browser really possible? Is higher quality products in a faster pace the holy grail? Can they finally say goodbye to a traditional, waterfall, handoff process? You’ve gotta attend to find out!