Why Design Systems Fail by Una Kravets

What exactly is a design system?

Styleguides

Design tooling

Component library

Code usage guidelines

Design usage documentation

Voice and tone guidelines

  • Fun but not silly,
  • Confident but not cocky,
  • Smart but not stodgy,
  • and so on.

Why do design systems fail?

Nobody uses it

Investment

Communication

Buy-in

Solid architecture

Reduce Friction

  1. Investment
  2. Communication
  3. Buy-in
  4. Solid architecture
  5. Reduce friction

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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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