Let's build a design system!

As promised, we’re going to get really practical.

Starting tomorrow, I’m going to walk you through the process of building a “just enough” design system, from audit to design to code.

I’ll use an existing well-known company with multiple digital products and show you what it might look like to launch a design system for that company.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll walk you step-by-step through:

  • Performing an interface inventory of multiple digital products
  • Extracting common patterns and components from the inventory
  • Designing a few key components in Figma and publishing them to a global design library
  • Testing the new Figma components in the context of multiple products
  • Creating software components in React and publishing them as a npm package
  • Importing shared components into another React application

Are you ready? See you tomorrow!

Jesse Gardner

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