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When was the last time a design system empowered you to make a decision about the best way to proceed?
Leaders from Pinterest, Microsoft, Alaska Airlines, Clearleft, and more lay their best advice on the table.
How we build design systems that fit our culture of autonomy.
Over the past two years our team has built a design system for Lloyds Banking Group. It’s been an interesting journey; taking a product from small beginnings through to a multi-brand design system with an engaged community.
Design tokens is a concept brought to help manage the complexity of modern design systems. It’s a set of ground level rules to follow both for designers and developers.
Design systems can improve usability, but they can also limit creativity or fall out of sync with actual products. In this article, we’ll explore how designers and developers can create more robust design systems by building a culture of collaboration.
We’re creating a design system to establish our visual language. Here’s how we’re doing it, and what we’ve learned so far.
A group of engineers, designers, and writers began to centralize and standardize components. We named it Slack Kit.
Strategies for when the goals of your project, team or users diverge from those of an established design system.
Switching tools isn’t a decision to be taken lightly. Here’s a nuts-and-bolts and behind-the-scenes look at how Help Scout migrated design systems from Sketch to Figma — why we made the switch, a step-by-step walkthrough of what it entailed, and what we got out of it.
Design systems are great for scaling design across complex organisations and products. But in our drive for scale, consistency and standards, have we considered the risks and the cost? What are the problems we may face and how can we overcome them?
A foundational part of your design system is how you choose to name styles and components. Giving your components reasonable—dare I say, consistent—names isn’t just about developers, it’s for your teammates and future designers.
How Dropbox migrated to Figma and structured our cross-platform design system.
A design system isn’t like a code of ethics. It’s more like a set of company values. It’s good for everyone to share the same ethics. But it’s not necessarily appropriate for every company to share the same values.
The fundamentals of design systems, how you can build and implement one, and explore examples of organizations that are using them to drive success.
How to start the conversation with stakeholders and get a design system off the ground.
Welcome to an ongoing series of articles and tutorials that will lead to the creation of a free, open source design system.
Design-system builders should resist the lure of the new. Don’t confuse design-system work with a rebrand or a tech-stack overhaul. The system’s design patterns should be familiar, even boring.
Component Based Design is often talked about in context of large, complex projects. In this Article we’re making the case that it can also be very beneficial for smaller projects and teams.