Kai Forsyth

Sharing Atlassian’s new design language

During Atlassian’s first ever European Summit conference in Barcelona, we announced the biggest update to our design language to date. You can learn all about the changes in the Simply Powerful keynote.

Simply Powerful keynote at Atlassian Summit, delivered by the Head of Design, Jürgen Spangl.

This has been a massive effort and a huge achievement for our design team, one that I’m really proud to be a part of.

Illustration of characters building a user interface Our new design language is an exciting step forward in unifying the design of our products and bringing more warm and humanity to our design system through our brand principles.

And I can finally reveal what I’ve been doing over the last few months in Jira. If you skip to 1:19:04, you’ll see a glimpse of the entirely new issue experience that I’ve been working on. Some of the updates include an improved layout optimised for getting your work done, a new content editing experience, comment reactions and an improved attachments experience. And there’s still plenty more to come.

Our new design language has been getting overwhelmingly positive feedback, and it will be exciting to see the team’s hard work make its way into our products in the coming months.