This Wednesday we’ll be getting together to discuss the findings of different community members as we’ve been comparing different Style Guide and Design System options. For example, @tendomart has been comparing Bootstrap and Material; @katsjosh and @insookwa have been comparing Bootstrap and Carbon. I believe many others have also been comparing options like @bistenes and @jdick.
The goal of the discussion session is to get on the same page about the major pros/cons of the different 3rd party choices, and then have a summary of our findings ready for the next TAC meeting this Friday.
Who should join: If you’ve been reviewing style guides, or you’re just interested!
Where is the analysis - or where should I write my notes? Our shared Style Guides Analysis page is here in Confluence.
Call Information: Wednesday August 19, 10:30pm IST | 8pm Nairobi | 7pm Cape Town | 5pm UTC | 1pm Boston | 10am Seattle
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Background: Why are we talking about Style Guides at all? A shared, clear Design System will help us have consistency among contributors w.r.t. how things should look. We don’t want to spend precious technical time deciding details of how widgets should look and behave - we want to focus on the clinical use/workflows for those concepts , and allow another community to worry about the rest of the details. This is especially important given we don’t have dedicated long-term UX resources. We want it to be fast for devs to contribute meaningful work. And, it’s much better to figure out our design framework and styling sooner rather than later. We don’t have the resources to build/maintain our own design system. Group consensus is a 3rd party Design System makes the most sense in our case. More OMRS context here; and an Overview of Design Systems here.
Thank you - looking forward to discussing together!