A deliberate design system makes your product consistent — from buttons to single-page applications — accelerates the UX/UI design process, and improves team collaboration.
In this guide, you’ll learn what a design system is, what its main components are, and how your team will benefit from design system development.
A design system is a collection of rules, standards, and limitations in design and code. Think of it as a centralized source of design knowledge that you can easily change and update.
Before diving into the main steps of design system development, let’s review the difference between the design system and the style guide.
First and foremost, a design system is not a style guide.
Why, how and what I gain of doing side-projects
The side projects have been playing an essential role in my career in design. The sheer interest of nuanced idea has significance to my side projects that I have been doing for a long time.
In 2015, I was working with a food-tech startup. I was responsible for user experience design and user interface design. Nowadays, it is called the Product Designer. Initially, it was quite challenging to cope up with the various responsibilities. My work mostly jumped off between research, communication and design. A couple of months passed, and I settled with startup chaos of uncertainty.
How we redesigned the threaded messages on Rocket.Chat's client.
Threaded messages on Rocket.Chat had the potential to get better and we knew that from users’ feedback. Before we dive into the challenges, let’s have a glance at its background story.
As you may know, Rocket.Chat is a Brazilian startup and similar to any other, things tend to evolve and change faster than in big companies. Threaded messages followed this flow: the company had a presentation to be done and it would be helpful to have this feature during the pitch.
Let’s clarify it, once and for all.
As businesses, designers, product managers, marketing managers and founders we understand business strategies and sales strategies. Amongst all of this havoc, what the hell is Design strategy? Why do we have them in the first place? Can’t products be launched without creating design strategies?
Is design strategy merely a term that is used to fancy around?
Well, products and designs can be launched and created without creating a design strategy but it only comes at the cost of lack of research, lower user acquisition, reduced user retention. A product with a reduced value to users.