Rick Steele

Seattle, WA Design Systems @ Adobe Joined over 4 years ago

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  • Posted to I'm Halli. AMA., Jul 09, 2019

    What's your relationship with hands-on/IC work as your role has evolved?

    How do you think about Design vs "problem solving that just happens to have a design component"? How do you position yourself, or find yourself naturally being positioned, on that spectrum?

    If you had to totally leave your industry and pivot somewhere else, where would you go and why?

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  • Posted to AMA: The team behind Adobe's design system, Spectrum, in reply to paavo koya , May 30, 2019

    Great question! The short answer is yes, we're excited to make Spectrum public, and that transition is already underway.

    Our design system covers way more than our XD assets, and we've already started open sourcing elements like Spectrum CSS. We are working on making our usage guidelines public as well, which will include the XD files, and we're collaborating with other teams at Adobe to open source their implementations of Spectrum.

    There are certain branded elements – like the Adobe Clean font – that aren't going to be released to the public, but one of the jobs of any design system is to degrade gracefully, so there are a number of fallback fonts defined in Spectrum when Adobe Clean isn't available.

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