Ian discusses the importance of establishing shared principles for a Design System, focusing on language, structure, collaboration, and governance. They highlight the value that a well-implemented Design System can bring to attracting talent, improving product development efficiency, ensuring consistency and branding, and enhancing overall organisational processes.
Chris discusses the iterative approach being taken by the GOV.UK Design System to enhance its contribution model, leveraging lessons learned from successful community collaborations and emphasising prioritisation of community needs and improved communication.
Matthew explores the limitations of traditional design systems that function like dictionaries, providing static instructions. They introduce the concept of functions in design systems, which offer dynamic customisation and adaptability to various inputs, enabling more flexible and personalised user experiences.