Back in August of 2022 CVS began their transition from Sketch to Figma. As a part of this change MIgration work was scheduled across CVS digital.
I addition to working in atoms and nested components, I advocated for a federated design system strategy with the digital director of design systems. Months later my manager on Build a Basket has informed me that I played a role in the decisions about design system planning and management that he appreciated.
Kinds of UI Kit work
- The work I was doing on CVS shopping list was unfolding in meetings with my own team, product leads and digital directors. By working with atoms, molecules and autolayout screens I was able to make some changes live in meeting as well as make changes that would cascade through all screens. Both of these strategies saved time and allowed me to push the work forward more quickly with fewer iterations.
- Around the beginning of the year I was scheduled to begin spending half of my time developing components for the CVS retail design system. This work was equal parts planning how to constrain the use of the component and technical understanding of how to produce the component controls that would serve designers best.