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James Wilson

Design tokens, CSS and variables not available in new DSM

Hi to all, I am in the process of migrating to the new DSM. I've noticed that design tokens are not available. We are starting a new project where a lot of CSS is required. Do I copy the variables from the old DSM and use those? We have not yet integrated any live components.

What happens if I change the styles? How do these filter through into engineering / dev?


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Katie Glenn
InVision ambassador Katie Glenn, InVision Employee , ambassador
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Hello! Thank you to everyone that has given us feedback about wanting design tokens in New DSM. I've spoken with our Product Team and you can expect this feature later this year. In the meantime, please continue to "ADD YOUR VOTE" for this feature using the button above. Be sure to keep an eye on your inboxes and in DSM for the design tokens release info!


Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson , ambassador
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Hi James,

Thanks for taking the time to reach out here in Community as you get acquainted with the New DSM. As you've noticed, there are not design tokens in the New DSM, but this is a feature request that we're currently tracking interest for. That being said, I will be opening a ticket on your behalf to formally track your interest in this. Please keep an eye out for a confirmation email.

To address your other questions about some best practices in the meantime, I would like to get you in touch with our Support team to see if there are any workarounds or other workflows we can suggest at this time. I will be opening a separate ticket with them including the questions that you've posted above and keep myself copied on your ticket in order to stay in the loop. Please look for a separate email from one of our Support agents soon.

Thanks again!



Andreas Sikjær Sørensen
InVision ambassador Andreas Sikjær Sørensen , ambassador
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Shaina Torgerson, you write that design tokens is a feature that you are currently tracking interest for, but in the new DSM under "Tokens" it says "New design tokens experience coming soon!". This is a bit confusing. Are the tokens coming or not? And if yes, can you say anything about when we can expect it to be live?

Tokens are the sole reason we still use the legacy design system, so we are very interested in having it live in the New DSM.



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