Design Tokens

Six insights into design tokens

We spoke to experts from some of the world's most advanced design systems about design tokens: best practices, potential advances, and their importance to the design systems community. Our findings are packaged in a downloadable report.

Design tokens aren't just a storage mechanism: they're the basis of your design system. Adobe Spectrum defines tokens as, "all the values needed to construct and maintain a design system—spacing, color, typography, object styles, animation, etc.—represented as data...They’re used in place of hard-coded values in order to ensure flexibility and unity across all product experiences... [and] cover the various options of platform scales, color themes, component states, and more."

We hosted a summit with experts from some of the world's leading design systems to discuss design tokens. These six insights are what came out of those discussions. To read more, download our free report.