Carly explores the revolutionary role of variables in Figma's design systems, emphasising their versatility in storing reusable values for various design and prototyping tasks. Variables extend the capabilities of design tokens, offering more flexibility and complexity, and serve as a bridge between design and development, heralding a new era of dynamic and collaborative design processes.
Erica Scolaro underscores the value of meticulous design system documentation, notably through tools like Notion, for ensuring consistency, collaboration, and efficient interface creation. The article covers various aspects including component properties, atomic design methodology, behavior, states, variations, and best practices, emphasizing the role of detailed documentation in achieving outstanding user experiences.
Lukas underscores that the success of a design system hinges on effective stakeholder management rather than just the quality of its components. They provides a comprehensive guide on identifying, understanding, and communicating with stakeholders, highlighting their diverse needs and fears, and offering strategies to align the design system's goals with theirs to ensure its adoption and success.
Edward focuses on the importance of not just creating a design system, but also ensuring its adoption within a team. They recommend a comprehensive approach that includes marketing the system, providing clear documentation, and offering ongoing support to facilitate its use. (💰potential paywall)