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Design Department Guidelines

Please review the slides and notes in 'Slack for the Design Department'.

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Primary Channels

All designers should actively participate in these channels.

  1. #d-design — 📣 global announcements — anything posted should be relevant to the whole department
  2. #des-opsoperational information_everything tool or process related__

Secondary Channels

Designers in these teams should join them, but all are welcome to join (and leave) as topics are relevant to them.

  1. #des-discussiondesign-related topics where anyone can bring for discussion
  2. #des-liferay-design — updates and discussion related to

Team Channels

  1. #d-comm-designOfficial channel for Communication Design
  2. #d-product-designOfficial channel for Product Design + Design Research
  3. #t-lexicon — updates and discussion related to Lexicon

Regional Channels

  1. #d-prod-des-emeaOfficial channel for EMEA
  2. #d-prod-des-latamOfficial channel for Latin America
  3. #d-prod-des-naOfficial channel for North America

User Groups

Tagging these groups sends a notification to everyone in that group, use wisely.

  1. @designDesign Department
  2. @communication-designCommunication Design Department
  3. @product-designProduct Design Department

Notification Settings

Our recommended settings for notifications are:

  • Notify me about..
    • Direct messages, mentions & keywords
    • Replies to threads I’m following
  • Do Not Disturb

    • Customize to the hours you’d like to be available — be sure to balance availability for people in other time zones with time for you to get rest.
  • Sound & appearance

    • Mute all sounds
    • Don’t show a badge on Slack’s icon
    • Don’t bounce Slack’s icon


  • Be liberal in your use of the Do Not Disturb functionality on your laptop and phone. #LiferayHack: option + clicking the icon in the menu bar toggles DND mode.

Other Notification Settings

  • Sometimes the best productivity boosters are the most basic — during focused time put your phone on silent, disable vibrate, and put it face-down on your desk.
  • Apple: Set up Screen Time limits that make sense for you.
  • Google: Explore the digital wellbeing settings in the places that make sense for you.
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