Ben Callahan

President, Sparkbox

Ben Callahan

President, Sparkbox

Ben Callahan

A Maturity Model for Design Systems

Ben and his team at Sparkbox have been working hard to better understand the context and role of design systems in organizations of all sizes. As a part of that work, a model of design system maturity has evolved. In this session, Ben will share an overview of the model, including the four stages of maturity, how a design system’s origin story impacts its path through maturity, a framework for maturing in a healthy way, and a framework for maintaining stability. You'll be able to identify where your system fits in the model as well as the challenges you'll face to reach the next stage.

Learning Objectives
- an overview of the various ways a system can mature
- an overview of the metrics that are critical for healthy design system growth
- an overview of key challenges and priorities for each stage of growth

Attend this session to better understand where your system fits in the Design System Maturity Model and to determine a healthy way to mature toward a full-fledged product mindset.

About

Ben has years of experience in standards-based web development and design systems. His background as a software engineer and website designer gives him a valuable balance of technical skill and creativity, which he uses to guide his team at Sparkbox. He's committed to the growth and development of his employees and to fostering an open, healthy, diverse culture at the company.