Provide positive experiences
Graphical consistency of your products makes them more user-friendly, and as a result they get better reviews.
Save on subsequent deployments
Design system speeds up the work of designers and developers, and consequently shortens time-to-market for new products or services.
Take care of your business
Clear rules maintain order, facilitate work organisation, and enable you to remain in control of your expanding portfolio of products or services.
What is a Design System?
Simply put, it’s a set of rules, guidelines, and examples that ensure consistent interfaces throughout your software products. However, oftentimes a design system is more than just appearance and stylistic nuances. It also refers to communication and the way they are perceived by the users.
Why should you create your own design system?
A thoroughly prepared design system ensures clear and consistent communication during design, development, and project management, and it “presents” your products in the appropriate way outside of your organisation. Furthermore, it lowers costs and shortens the time needed for manufacturing new products by providing clear project instructions and readymade components.
How long does it take to create a design system?
It depends on the size of the project. In case of “small” projects, it’s a good thing to create a style guide that is less time-consuming and can be used as a perfect basis for creating a design system in the future, as the project grows.
Creating a complete design system can take several months, so you should start working on it together with your works on UX mockups and UI design – both for newly created products and for those that undergo redesign.
Each design system is a unique creation based on the requirements of an actual project. Common components for all systems include:
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