Here’s Dan with some smart words about the importance of baking the organization’s specific points of view, principles, and ingredients into their design system.
In our work together, we’ve often used “better than Bootstrap” as a rallying cry. Dan explains:
In fact, a lot of our design system work has used “better than Bootstrap” or “more meaningful than Material” as a creative brief or rallying cry of sorts. But what does it mean to be better? Every client I work with has at least one problem or challenge that Bootstrap or Material Design didn’t anticipate. That’s not to disparage those tools; it was never their job to do in the first place. This is where a distinct design system can be helpful: to solve your organization’s unique problems in a way a generic tool isn’t designed to help with.