The big challenge that comes after creating a design system is gaining adoption amongst your users.
Trying to answer the question “what is a design system?”
The most atomic design decisions that make up a larger design system.
Often times, the source of truth in a system lies with the engineers, not the designers. Making sure devs can maintain the system is essential.
While most conversations around design systems center on the artifacts and technical problems, I believe that the real success of a system comes down to solving people problems.
The field of design systems has been shaped so heavily by the fact that so many systems are out in the open for all to see. Here are some that have stood out to me over the years.