35 min

24 - Decoding Design Systems — with James Smet, Senior Product Designer of Vagaro Product Builders – Interviews About App Development, Product Design, UX/UI and Digital Products

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On this episode, we talk with James Smet, Senior Product Designer of Vagaro. James breaks down the concept of design systems and their critical role in technology. He shares his journey at Vagaro, highlighting the basics of design systems, their elements and their major contributions to product creation and business achievement.



We explore:

- The fundamentals of design systems and their vital components.

- The benefits of implementing a design system for designers, developers and the business as a whole.

- Strategies for educating team members and recognizing when your organization needs a design system.

- Beginner tips for adopting a design system and embracing systems thinking.

- The future of design systems with emerging technologies and trends, including cross-platform design. 

- The importance of accessibility and inclusivity.

- Insights on the most valuable lessons learned and advice for professionals entering the field.



James states: “A design system, in any iteration, for an enterprise or to a small startup or a contractor, is essential to a successful outcome in business and any organization. And, in many cases, [it’s] something that already exists at a level in your workflow. And I think that’s key to understand is, there’s something that you can build on and work on to improve, and it will grow organically as you champion it and nurture it into something that you aspire for it to be.”



Resources Mentioned:


James Smet -

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamessmet/

Vagaro | LinkedIn -

https://www.linkedin.com/company/vagaro/

Vagaro | Website -

https://www.vagaro.com/pro



This episode is brought to you by Majestyk Apps

We imagine, design and build digital products. With clients like Chevrolet, Audiomack, IBM, Barefoot and more, you can be sure you are in good hands. Reach out to us at MajestykApps.com. 



Please leave a 5-star review.

If you enjoyed today’s show, please leave a 5-star review. For more information and links to all of the resources mentioned in today’s episode, visit ProductBuildersPodcast.com.





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On this episode, we talk with James Smet, Senior Product Designer of Vagaro. James breaks down the concept of design systems and their critical role in technology. He shares his journey at Vagaro, highlighting the basics of design systems, their elements and their major contributions to product creation and business achievement.



We explore:

- The fundamentals of design systems and their vital components.

- The benefits of implementing a design system for designers, developers and the business as a whole.

- Strategies for educating team members and recognizing when your organization needs a design system.

- Beginner tips for adopting a design system and embracing systems thinking.

- The future of design systems with emerging technologies and trends, including cross-platform design. 

- The importance of accessibility and inclusivity.

- Insights on the most valuable lessons learned and advice for professionals entering the field.



James states: “A design system, in any iteration, for an enterprise or to a small startup or a contractor, is essential to a successful outcome in business and any organization. And, in many cases, [it’s] something that already exists at a level in your workflow. And I think that’s key to understand is, there’s something that you can build on and work on to improve, and it will grow organically as you champion it and nurture it into something that you aspire for it to be.”



Resources Mentioned:


James Smet -

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamessmet/

Vagaro | LinkedIn -

https://www.linkedin.com/company/vagaro/

Vagaro | Website -

https://www.vagaro.com/pro



This episode is brought to you by Majestyk Apps

We imagine, design and build digital products. With clients like Chevrolet, Audiomack, IBM, Barefoot and more, you can be sure you are in good hands. Reach out to us at MajestykApps.com. 



Please leave a 5-star review.

If you enjoyed today’s show, please leave a 5-star review. For more information and links to all of the resources mentioned in today’s episode, visit ProductBuildersPodcast.com.





#DigitalProduct #Hiring #Apps

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