Building a Design System
Creating and maintaining a shared language and system across a product over time is a common challenge in product development. Emmet Connolly and Jeremy Dizon share their experiences and challenges of creating design systems at Intercom and Lyft.
- The Full Stack Design System
Emmet, VP of Product Design at Intercom, describes the history and importance of a solid underlying design system in product development.
- Building a Design System Library
Jeremy discusses the best practices that his team followed when creating and maintaining the Product Language attributes and component libraries at Lyft.
Driving Adoption of the System
Driving adoption of a design system is very challenging and it's hard to understand progress. The following resources provide tactics and metrics to drive the adoption of the system.
- Driving Adoption of a Design System
Jeroen shares his experience bootstrapping a design system and driving adoption within Segment. He shares the technical process and how his team continuse to drive and track adoption of their design system, Evergreen.
- A Design System Governance Process
Brad outlines the process of establishing a crystal-clear governance process to prevent entropy from taking over your design system.
Design System Case Studies
This collection of case studies provides best practices and learnings from design leaders at established companies.
- The System Always Kicks Back
Kyle discusses his experience, lessons learned, and challenges faced while building Shopify’s design system, Polaris. He emphasizes that the tools are not the system, but the shared language you have with your team.
- Building a Visual Language: Behind the scenes of our Airbnb design system
Karri explains his team’s process for creating the Design System Language for Airbnb. The efforts were in service of creating a more beautiful and accessible design language and driving greater efficiency through well-defined and reusable components.
- Building a Successful Design System - 3 Lessons for Design Managers
Ryan explores the topic of what it’s like to support and invest in a design system from the perspective of design management.