For a system to be adopted at scale, the design system team has to operate like a service, where backstage activities are coordinated and choreographed to enable a desired onstage experience. Xiangjun (Shixie) Shi Trofimov, Design Lead of Carbon for IBM.com design system, shares her experience on a service-oriented design system team.
Design systems aren't just for designers; code isn't just for engineers. The future of design systems is collaborative.
Design systems help new hires get up-to-speed fast—but how? This guide will walk you through getting new designers onboarded to your design system within days.
We're ready for innovation. Here are some predictions from the design systems community about what 2022 will bring.
Prepping your 2022 hiring budget? Keep these roles in mind for your design system team. Not sold on building a team for your design system? We've laid out the reasons why you should.
Want to supercharge your design system? Learn what people practices you need to nail down.
Design systems don't just contain design elements: they're a central source of truth for product teams and ideally hold all of a product's assets, including content. Jess Sattell, Senior Content Strategist for Adobe's Spectrum design system, shares her experiences and thoughts on writing for design systems.
If you want to learn about design systems, there’s an endless list of resources at your disposal. This garden of resources, however, has a downside: uncertain quality. As a senior practitioner, you can’t risk trusting the wrong sources. That’s why we’ve put together a collection of resources vetted by design system experts.
By figuring out why design systems are so beneficial for product teams, we can get more value from them, faster.
What’s the difference between a design system and a pattern library? They serve different purposes.
Maya Hampton, Product Manager of REI's design system Cedar, wrote a follow-up to her episode of the Design Systems Podcast. Read on to discover what the product manager of a leading design system does and how she makes an impact.
Form design isn’t a nice-to-have; they come up often and are carefully curated to get the right information at the right time. But when forms involve players from multiple teams, priorities can get mixed up and inclusion can fall to the wayside.
Design thinking was revolutionary—but it's not perfect. Pattern-based thinking is the solution.
Version control is a well-known best practice for developers; now we're welcoming it to design systems. Here's how to keep your design system impactful and up-to-date using version control.
To get the most out of a design system, we need to make sure it's built to last. Utilizing pattern-based thinking is key to creating a reusable, impactful design system.