A design system is a product
...that enables the building of your org's customer-facing products.
As you would when planning the development of a new customer-facing product, it’s crucial to start with your stakeholders (i.e. users) in mind.
Design systems no longer only serve designers. Development, product, marketing, customer facing teams—the list goes on—are all key players in a high-functioning system.
So, a mindset shift is in order. In creating a system, you aren’t embarking on a casual side-project, but delivering a mission critical product for our org’s long term benefit.
This is why we treat the implementation of a design system, like the creation and rollout of a product.
But enough waxing poetic...Let’s. Get. Started.