Good systems make good culture
Beau uses the example of a guitar pedalboard for an electric guitar to explain how a good design system combines art and science to create magic,
Choosing a name for your design system
Here's Brad discussing the importance of choosing a "formal name" for your Design System, outlining the benefits, including creating a helpful shorthand, mitigating confusion, creating a global namespace, and aiding marketing efforts.
👀 Interesting Reads
Building a design system without a design system team
Andrea talks about how Foursquare built a unified design system by establishing governance and processes, including working in sprints and delegating work to designers on the team.
What is the value of a design system?
In this article, the importance of having a design system is discussed, demonstrating the impact a design system can have on design and tech efficiency, ultimately leading to higher quality products, faster delivery, and improved efficiency.
🧰 Tools / Resources
Design Feedback Jam™
A positive, welcoming FigJam for receiving feedback, with clear rules that help team members and stakeholders give constructive feedback.
Proportio.app helps designers create a proportional design system by using typographic scales that can also allows for the creation of proportional sizing scales, radius scales, and elevation scales, which can export to design tokens or CSS variables. Nate also wrote an article detailing the goals too
🖤 Design Systems
Telerik Progress Design System
The Progress Design System from Telerik contains foundations, themes, components, and resources. I particularly like the options panel that is available as part of their components live demos
🎧 🎥 📊 Audio / Video / Slides
Accessibility in Design Systems: Building More Inclusive Products for a Better User Experience
Discussing the importance of building inclusive and accessible products, with a focus on accessibility in design systems. The conversation covers various topics, such as achieving 'perfect' accessibility scores, testing finished applications versus individual components, must-have accessibility libraries and tooling.