The Mythology of Design Systems by Mina Markham

Myth 1: Designers “own” the design system

Myth 2: design systems kill creativity

  • High level principles.
  • Brand guidelines.
  • Coding standards.
  • Accessibility compliance.
  • Governance.

Myth 3: a design system is a side project

Myth 4: a design system should be on the product roadmap

Myth 5: our system should do what XYZ’s system did

  • Establish common language.
  • Reduce technical debt.
  • Allow for modularity.

Myth 6: everything is awesome!

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Jeremy Keith

Jeremy Keith

A web developer and author living and working in Brighton, England. Everything I post on Medium is a copy — the originals are on my own website, adactio.com

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