Season 1 Episode 13 | September 30, 2019
Design systems are in the world around us from the signs on the side of the highway to the setup of a grocery store and our products are no exception. But what exactly our design systems and how do we build them? In this episode, we'll take a look at the foundations of design systems, the benefits and drawbacks, and the process for creating one from the ground up.
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1:23 - What are design systems?
2:58 - Emma’s experience with design systems
3:52 - Ali’s experience with design systems
4:41 - Kelly’s experience with design systems
5:00 - Do you need a design system and who are design systems for?
7:46 - Benefits of design systems
11:11 - Drawbacks of design systems and team structure
13:11 - How do you measure success?
14:24 - Challenges of building a design system
15:34 - How to build a design system
18:19 - Styling components
19:03 - Documentation tools
21:09 - Style guides
23:42 - Why design systems fail
25:08 - Who builds design systems
29:20 - Tools for building design systems
32:54 - Notable people in design systems
36:54 - Wins
Books & Articles
- Atomic Design
- Documenting React Components With Storybook
- Design Systems Part 1 Foundations
- Design Systems Part 2 Design Language
People & Conferences
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