Design Systems for SaaS
Whether you’re new to design systems, or want to scale up, this is your home for design systems knowledge.
What are Design Systems?
There are a lot of definitions but the one we like is from Brad Frost, inventor of Atomic Design: “A Design System is the canonical story of how your organization designs and builds digital products.”
If you look at things through the lenses of a new hire in your product team, the first day they would have a lot of questions: “How do we things here? How do we develop? How do we design?”
If you have a design system, you can direct them there where they’ll find all the pieces and the guidance needed to think, design, develop and build digital products in the context of your company.
What should be included in a Design System?
The composition of design systems varies a lot from company to company, but many have a lot of things in common:
The actual UI components, usually as a Figma UI kit and a component library developed in the programming language of your choice;
Design resources, icons, illustrations and things like that;
Guidelines and Reference site
The overarching guidelines on how to use all of these assets, usually published on a reference site.
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