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Author: Sonia Virdi

  On the 9th of January 2024, I found myself amidst the vibrant atmosphere of UKEduCamp, an unconventional conference hosted at the University of Edinburgh. Unlike traditional conferences where speakers dominate the stage and audiences absorb information, UKEduCamp stands out as an unconference – a unique and participatory gathering that flips the script on conventional […]

The Change Advisory Board (CAB) helps bring requests, changes and improvements into the Design System. In September, we processed our first Requests for Change through the CAB, approving accessibility changes that had been submitted by another team. This allowed us to put into practice our process for maintaining and updating what is contained within the […]

Launching a Design System can be intimidating and after a few nail biting sprints the 0.1 beta version was released on 20 May. A big thanks to both the Design System and Web Publishing Platform Product teams for their hard work over the last few weeks. This marks an important milestone, which sees our the Design System […]

On 4 April the Design System Product team ran its first collaborative, co-design event – a Designathon, bringing together 37 participants from across our University. The aim of the session was to: start thinking creatively about ways to address the design and technical challenges associated with representing multiple brands on our digital environments, whilst retaining […]

On Monday 4 April, the Design System product team ran our very first Community Designathon (a collaborative, co-design workshop). This marked a very important milestone for the Design System product team, in terms of its development and the journey that it has been on. Working with our Design System community Since the Design System’s inception, […]

The University of Edinburgh Design System   If you have not heard about the University of Edinburgh Design System then now is the time. With the creation of the new Web Publishing Platform comes an opportunity to evolve our Pattern Library (currently known as EdGEL) and create a one-stop-shop where you can easily reach for […]


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