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Clarity 2016

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31st March to 1st April 2016

San Francisco, United States

Part of the Clarity series

A Design Systems Conference

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    Anna Pickard

  2. Profile photo of Brad Frost

    Brad Frost

  3. Profile photo of Brandon Ferrua

    Brandon Ferrua

  4. Profile photo of Chris Coyier

    Chris Coyier

  5. Profile photo of Claudina Sarahe

    Claudina Sarahe

  6. Profile photo of Cordelia McGee-Tubb

    Cordelia McGee-Tubb

  7. Profile photo of Donna Chan

    Donna Chan

  8. Profile photo of Isaak Hayes

    Isaak Hayes

  9. Profile photo of Jeremy Perez-Cruz

    Jeremy Perez-Cruz

  10. Avatar of Jina Anne

    Jina Anne

  11. Profile photo of Maya Benari

    Maya Benari

  12. Profile photo of Miriam Suzanne

    Miriam Suzanne

  13. Profile photo of Nathan Curtis

    Nathan Curtis

  14. Profile photo of Rachel Nabors

    Rachel Nabors

  15. Profile photo of Richard Danne

    Richard Danne

  16. Profile photo of Stephanie Rewis

    Stephanie Rewis


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  1. Photos from Clarity …

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  2. Storify (Twitter Conversations)

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  3. clarity conf: designing for earthlings and astronauts

    Write up by Brad Frost:

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  4. clarity conf: living systems: brand in the context of peoples lives.

    Write up by Brad Frost:

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  5. clarity conf: baking accessibility in

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  6. clarity conf: communicating animation

    Write up by Brad Frost:

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  7. clarity conf: being human, being slack

    Write up by Brad Frost:

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  8. clarity conf: crawl, walk, run – the evolution of a design system

    Write up by Brad Frost:

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  9. clarity conf: code patterns for pattern-making

    write up by Brad Frost:

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  10. clarity conf: deconstructing web systems; or, a pattern language for web development

    write up by brad frost:

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  11. clarity conference: beyond the toolkit: spreading a system across people & products

    write up by Brad Frost:

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  12. clarity conf: building empowering style guides with practical research

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  13. Themes from #Clarity2016

    Write up by Vox:

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  14. Net Magazine April 2016

    Clarity mentioned in Net Magazine:

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  15. Clarity — A conference about style guides and design systems.

    Write up by James Ferguson:

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  16. Design Details: 119 Dead Sea Scrollbar (feat. Yaron Schoen)

    Clarity mentioned in Design Details podcast:

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  17. Shop Talk Show: 203 With Rachel Nabors and Dan Wilson

    Clarity mentioned in Shop Talk Show:

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  18. Spotify Playlist

    Music played during the event:

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  19. Building Empowering Style Guides with Practical Research

    Slides for Donna Chan's & Isaak Hayes's presentation:

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  20. Communicating Animation

    Slides for Rachel Nabors’s presentation:

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  21. Code Patterns for Pattern-Making

    Slides for Miriam Suzanne’s presentation:

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  22. Dude Where’s My Icon?

    Lightning Talk at the after party by Molly Finkle of Yelp:

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  23. Sketch Notes by Susan Lin …

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  24. Mentions Listed on Lanyard …

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  • Avatar of Jina Anne

    Jina Anne (@jina)

    lives in San Francisco, California

    Jina is a design systems advocate, coach, and community builder. At Opvitae, she is an advisory board member, focused on design. She has been working in the industry for over 15 years.

    At Amazon, Jina was Senior Design Systems Lead for a new, special projects team. At Salesforce, Jina was lead designer on the Lightning Design System. She also led the overall Salesforce UX community and evangelism efforts, by acting as Editor-in-Chief for the Salesforce UX blog, managing the Twitter account, organizing and setting up sponsorships for meetups and conferences, and coordinating speakers. She led the CSS architecture and style guide for the Apple Online Store. She also worked at GitHub, Engine Yard, Crush + Lovely, inferno, Oden, and Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Through consulting, she’s worked on projects including W3C Web Accessibility Initiative,, Deloitte, FedEx, and International Paper.

    Jina organizes Clarity, the premiere Design Systems conference. She founded the global Design Systems Coalition and its inaugural chapter, the San Francisco Design System Coalition. She runs the Design Systems Slack which currently has over 10,000 members, and she curates the Design Systems publication on Medium. She also created the Design Systems Jobs board.

    Jina is on the Sass core team, where she leads the brand design and website for Sass. She organizes The Mixin (a Sass and front end meet up). And she curates Sass News.

    Jina co-authored the Design Systems Handbook (DesignBetter.Co by InVision), Fancy Form Design (SitePoint), and The Art & Science of CSS (SitePoint). She was a tech editor for Sass for Web Designers (by Dan Cederholm, A Book Apart) and Sexy Web Design (by Elliot Jay Stocks, SitePoint). She has written articles for publications including A List Apart, 24 Ways, The Pastry Box, Sitepoint, net Magazine, and Treehouse.

    Jina has keynoted Design Systems London, Design Systems Conference Helsinki, CSS Dev Conf, and ConvergeSE, was a featured speaker at Adobe MAX, and has also spoken at events such as An Event Apart, Beyond Tellerand, Smashing Conference, and many more.

    Jina has been featured in net Magazine and Print Magazine featured her as a leading San Francisco creative.

    She has been said to be one of the most cheerful goths.