Design Systems

Many teams are now taking a more systematic approach to design. But why do some design systems thrive and others become bloated and fragmented? What makes a well-functioning system? What do effective systems have in common? Finally, how do you actually go about laying the foundations for a shared design language?

These are the questions I set out to answer in this book. I hope you'll enjoy it.

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The contents


  1. Design Systems
  2. Design Principles
  3. Functional Patterns
  4. Perceptual Patterns
  5. Shared Language


  1. Parameters of Your System
  2. Planning and Practicalities
  3. Systemizing Functional Patterns
  4. Systemizing Perceptual Patterns
  5. Pattern Libraries

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