Co-op design system team weeknotes: Issue 1

  • Chris Gibbons (Front-end Engineer)
  • Ciaran Greene (Interaction Design)
  • Matt Tyas (Product and One Web Principal)
  • Molly Whitehead-Jones (Content Design)
  • Alex Hall (Content Design)
  • Gaynor May (QA)
  • Tom Walker (User research)

Our first focus: Accessibility and standards

Helping Co-op achieve its vision: Co-operating for a fairer world

What we’ve done

  • Level 1: Component level – the testing the design system team (and anyone else building for the design system) will do to ensure components reach the right standards from a design, front-end and content design perspective
  • Level 2a: CMS level – less defined right now, but is about ensuring when integrated into Contentful the standards are still met and content editors know they need to enter (things like) meaningful alt tags to images
  • Level 2b: Product level testing. Will be a framework and tools to help product teams test their own bespoke products.
  • Level 3: Components and products tested with real people of all abilities and cause them no issues in completing tasks. This is the ultimate aim as we can be most confident we’ve removed any able bodied bias by finding out how people really use our products.
accessibility framework spreadsheet

What’s next

Our roadmap

Post-it notes showing high level design system roadmap

Contribution and support




Service and interaction design. Product, team management and front-end engineering.

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Service and interaction design. Product, team management and front-end engineering.

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