VP, Head of Design & UX
OVO, Indonesia
Stevanus Christopel is an experienced Design & UX leader in Indonesia. Currently, he lead Design & UX team at OVO, the best digital payment in Indonesia.
On past experience, he successfully led Design System initiatives at Tokopedia (Indonesia’s largest marketplace & super app) which is used by hundreds of designers and implemented on dozens of product. It becomes one of Design System success story where Indonesia startup looks up to.

Currently his design system is used by 130+ designers in Tokopedia, largest marketplace & super apps in Indonesia.

18 min TED like Talk
Targeted to STANDARD – Foundation
Track 3: Design Systems, Research, Methods, and Processes

Building Design System for Managing Design Consistency and High-Functioning Team

With the increasing complexity of product development, we often struggle on design consistency and quality. Our priority is to deliver the MVP as soon as possible, learn from it and iterate faster. We don’t have enough time to think about design scalability that will increase our product quality and time to market in the future. Because of that, we will have several design inconsistency, process inefficiency and increasing design debt that will be hard to manage over the time. At some point, it will be hard to do faster design, change our style or even do total revamp on our visual language.
Building a design system is helpful for multiple and large design teams. It supports the various teams to get a head start, re-using what’s already available, instead of starting from scratch. A design system can also help as a guidance towards consistent design, especially helpful if you aim to design for consistent experiences across products or touch points. With a design system in place, the designers may allocate more time towards aligning with developers. As such, design system can be used not only to achieve consistent design but also to help teams work collaboratively achieving better product experiences.

Track 3: Design Systems, Research, Methods, and Processes

Three key takeaways


-Introduction to Design System for managing design consistency and high- functioning team.
-Modular design system architecture with Atomic Design.
-How to build Design System, from research, design kit to code library.

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