The announcement of our intent to open up our Workday Cloud Platform last year provides an increased focus on a new persona for us, the “citizen developer.” A citizen developer is a technically skilled person who builds new business applications using development and runtime environments sanctioned by their corporate IT team, which in turn allow their company to more quickly and efficiently solve business problems. This persona is filled by employees within our customer, partner, and developer organizations worldwide. While we have surfaced capabilities since the beginning for citizen developers to configure their Workday deployment, the Workday Cloud Platform provides a complete toolset for the citizen developer to create their own Workday application experiences.
With the Workday Cloud Platform and Workday Canvas Design System together, citizen developers will be able to create great enterprise experiences that fit seamlessly into their Workday applications without needing to become experts in enterprise user interface and design standards such as accessibility, compliance, global translations support, branding, personalization, navigation, and data privacy.
We’re excited for what’s to come and what our community can create. For more information and to access the Workday Canvas Design System resources, please visit design.workday.com.