In this episode we start out with a brief intro to Mike Beach and his work as UI engineer at Sainsbury’s here in Manchester. We move on to discuss Sainsbury’s design system, Luna, in more detail and how it’s been implemented across brands like Argos, Habitat, Tu and Nectar. Luna is setup to give teams in Sainsbury’s the tools and flexibility they need, as opposed to a set of guide rails that they cannot deviate from.
Mike explained how previously neglected areas of the business, like purchasing gift cards online or in-store, have exploded due to COVID due to changing behaviours. Mike goes on to talk briefly about Sainsbury’s hiring practices and what they’re doing to attract development talent in an increasingly competitive market.