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Summit ’19 Session spotlight: Adapting a component library for better adoption

As we countdown to our annual Summit ’19, our two day conference on all things product leadership, digital and product design, and front-end development, we’re highlighting great sessions you can expect there.

If you like what you see, then why not get along? It’s in Sydney on October 31 and November 1. With a carefully curated program that covers every aspect of delivering modern digital products, Web Directions Summit is the only conference for your entire product team.

Tim Holt
Tim Holt
Front end developer

Adapting a component library for better adoption

Developing a UI component library for a large organisation with many different products is a challenging endeavour. A good system will strike the right balance between consistency and flexibility and will afford developers efficiency and quality. These are characteristics difficult to get right up front.

At the ABC, we are continually iterating our component library to improve a key measure of success: adoption. We want teams to want to use it! This talk will discuss some of the challenges we’ve faced, how we approach trying to find the right level of component granularity and cover some illustrative examples of the changes we’ve made to get more developers of ABC digital products on board.

Tim Holt

After running a one man shop for many years building all sorts of client websites, Tim started a new chapter working within a larger organisation as a member of the ABC’s Web Framework team. Primarily focused on developing a component library for the ABC’s new front end platform, Tim enjoys building tiny parts of a big machine and working with other teams to make it all fit together.

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    Melbourne June 2020

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    Sydney November 2020