What’s in the book

Plus—multiple video interviews and audio clips from lead designers at Shopify, Google, Apple, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Lori Kaplan, co-author of the pioneering Macintosh Human Interface Guidelines (HIG), tells the story of their creation and impact on designers and developers.

About the authors

Marco Suarez

Marco Suarez

Product Designer, InVision

Marco Suarez has built design systems at InVision and Etsy. Now he guides companies through the process of designing and adopting their own design systems. He’s also one of the owners of Methodical Coffee, a cafe and roasting company in Greenville, SC.

  • Currently listening to: Shadow Work by Mammal Hands
  • Currently inspired by: Dieter Rams
  • Cultural thing I’m lovin’: Third Plate by Dan Barber
Katie Sylor-Miller

Katie Sylor-Miller

Staff Software Engineer, Etsy

Katie advocates for and implements front-end best practices in collaboration with product engineers and designers. She’s the creator of ohshitgit.com.

Roy Stanfield

Roy Stanfield

Design Principal, Airbnb

Roy enables platformization efforts by unifying UI/UX across products shared by Airbnb businesses. He’s also worked on the Design Language System (DLS).

  • Currently listening to: This is War playlist on Spotify
  • Currently inspired by: Gordon Matta-Clark and Joseph Beuys
  • Cultural thing I’m lovin’: Twin Peaks: The Return
Diana Mounter

Diana Mounter

Design Infrastructure Manager, GitHub

Diana leads and specializes in design operations & systems with a background in user-centered design. She also organizes Design Systems Coalition NYC.

Jina Anne

Jina Anne

Design systems advocate, Sushi & Robots

Jina worked on the Salesforce Lightning Design System and led Apple’s CSS architecture remodel for the Online Store. She hosts the Clarity conference.

  • Currently listening to: My Clarity Playlist makes me happy. 🙂
  • Currently inspired by: Jessica Hische is a big inspiration for me.
  • Cultural thing I’m lovin’: The film Won’t You Be My Neighbor?