The machines won’t save your design system
John discusses the excitement around machine learning (ML) and its potential impact on design systems, but warns against confusing the speculative future with the current limitations of ML.
How to manage design tokens
Francesco discusses the techniques and resources for managing design tokens. Where using a database to store design tokens, you can have a "unique source of truth" where you can manage and organize your tokens efficiently, and ensure consistency across all projects.
👀 Interesting Reads
Why do they ignore my awesome design documentation?
Slava discusses the importance of keeping design documentation alive and relevant by involving the team throughout the process. Providing several tips, including sharing as you go, placing it in context, letting others contribute, and encouraging discussions.
Building a Sustainable and Scalable Workflow Around Design Tokens
Jake discusses the importance of design tokens in creating a consistent brand experience across multiple platforms and how to manage them using Knapsack, emphasising their role in building a sustainable and scalable workflow for design systems.
In this piece from Heydon they show how a functional approach could be used to write and maintain documentation, particularly for design systems. They discuss how to create dynamic, reusable content that can be adapted to specific needs
🧰 Tools / Resources
Design system structure for teams, projects and files
Luis provides recommendations for structuring a design system using Figma libraries for users on any of the three paid plans. Including information on the differences between each paid plan, types of design system files, example structure setups for each plan, and non-global component recommendations.
🎧 🎥 📊 Audio / Video / Slides
Design System Adoption: Strategies for Success with Dan Mall
Dan covers some best practices for prioritising components, managing complex design elements, the benefits of using an ideation tool, and driving adoption in enterprises for Design Systems.
Talking Tokens: Insights from Industry Leaders
This webinar discusses the need for education on design tokens and the collaboration between design and engineering teams with a Q&A