Design Systems are the next logical step in UX evolution. We went from descriptive concepts to well-tested and functional components. This speeds up development cycles and enables a more consistent user experience with one product or a whole product range.
Design Systems come in various flavours and shapes, from corporate funded products to guerilla-style initiatives. Yet they all share common themes that must be addressed in order to be successful: support from the business, preparation, design, development, release and maintenance. We’ll cover all five steps with practical examples and recommendations.
Additionally, we’re often not “just” UX designers or researchers anymore, we’re now Product Owners too. As not every UX Designer is experienced in this role, along those five steps I’ll show you how a good Design System is a collaborative effort and what we have to look out for when building it.