Researching DesignOps can take you down a rabbit hole of blog posts, whitepapers, webinars, talks, communities, and more! What if you had everything bookmarked in a single resource with links to all the best DesignOps resources? Well, here it is!This comprehensive list of DesignOps resources includes everything from articles to tools and networking communities.These DesignOps resources are brought to you by UXPin Merge–the world’s most advanced code-based design tool built to overcome many DesignOps challenges. Sign up for a free trial to improve the UX design process and streamline product development.What does DesignOps do?DesignOps (short for Design Operations) refers to optimizing design processes, people, and technologies to improve the design organization and deliver business value for stakeholders.The DesignOps role looks at several core areas:Operations management: Developing a Design roadmap and setting long-term goalsProcess design: Identifying frameworks, templates, methodologies, and tools to optimize operational processesProject management: Optimizing design workflows, assigning projects, setting timelines, and removing any bottlenecksCommunication & Collaboration: A point of contact between Design and the rest of the organization while eliminating silosOnboarding: Orienting and training new team membersDesign team culture: Creating and implementing team building and culture initiativesBudgeting: Managing Design budget allocation and justifying costsLegal: Creating any legal documentation for designers and user testingProcurement: Managing procurement processes for DesignIT and Security: Working with IT to integrate tools with other software and ensure everything is security compliantUXPin Merge – A code-based design tool to sync a component library to UXPin’s design editorAdele – A repository of publicly available design systems and pattern librariesStorybook – An open-source tool for building UI components and pages in isolation (more for DevOps but can use to display component examples in design systems. Also syncs with UXPin Merge)Pattern Lab – A Brad Frost project for creating Atomic Design SystemsMechanic – an open-source framework that helps design teams to create web-based design toolsDesignOps Websites & BlogsSingle Articlesdesignops increasing collaboration talkA collection of articles from design leaders and DesignOps managers.DesignOps Talkscamera video playDesignOps Books and eBooksBookseBooksDesignOps Podcasts & Interviewssearch observe user centeredInterviewsPodcastsDesignOps Communitiesdesignops increasing collaboration group collabDesignOps EventsStreamline DesignOps with UXPin MergeOne of the biggest DesignOps headaches is design system operations and finding ways to enhance collaboration between design and development. The DS team works hard to sync UI kits with component libraries, a time-consuming manual process prone to error.UXPin Merge allows you to sync a component library from a repository to UXPin’s design editor, so designers and engineers use the same components.Any changes to the repository automatically sync to UXPin, so designers and engineers always work with the most up-to-date components–a single source of truth across the organization.And now, with UXPin’s Merge Component Library, syncing design systems is much easier for designers, requiring less input from engineers, creating greater efficiency.Sign up for a free trial and discover the power of UXPin’s revolutionary Merge technology.