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What is a design system?
A design system is a set of standards for design and code along with components that unify both practices.
Think of it as the same instructions and Lego kit for everyone.
What are the benefits of design systems?
Design systems can save a lot of time and effort for both the design team and the development team. Through design system best practices, they can empower your team to go further and faster than ever before.
What you will learn in the video
In this design system presentation, Billy will give an introduction to creating design systems. Learn the design system best practices and tools he's picked up along the way for successful design system planning. He also answers questions from the audience after the presentation that are specific to problems that many designers face when starting to create their first design system.
You can get a closer look at the presentation file.
Creation of Design Systems - 1:14
Intro - 1:38
Overview - 2:20
What are Design Systems? - 2:34
Creating Your System - 3:43
Identifying the Need - 4:01
Design System Checklist - 6:18
Design System Team Models - 7:00
Setting Up Your System - 14:28
Atomic Design - 15:15
Multi-Tired UI Kits - 18:30
Linked Libraries - 20:40
Numerically Indexing Files - 21:27
Naming Conventions - 23:55
Moving Beyond Static 26:35
The Tool Box - 29:56
Q&A - 31:39
Articles & Books: Design System Best Practices
Part two of the Scalable Design Systems series
Watch the next presentation in the series: Managing Scalable Design Systems
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