Redesigning components for an existing design system

What to do when a component is no longer aligned and causes downstream usability issues

As a designer, have you ever come across an outdated component in your design system that was no longer serving the needs of your team? Dusty from the years since its conception, it fails to provide its original value as it has accumulated its fair share of pain points and usability issues? If this sounds familiar, redesigning the component may be the best thing you can do for yourself and for your design team moving forward. This is a step-by-step guide on how to do just that based on a recent side project I worked on at MongoDB.

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