Posts Tagged ‘design systems’

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  1. 24 Aug, 2020

    Design Systems For Figma

    A collection of Design Systems for Figma from all over the globe 🌎 Source: Design Systems For Figma

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  2. 04 May, 2020

    Design System Interview Questions

    Successful design systems are finely tuned to the organization they serve. At the beginning of every client design system engagement, we spend a great deal of time learning about our client’s culture, politics, products, tools, and workflows. Sure, we’ll get […]

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  3. 27 Apr, 2020

    Brad Frost and Evan Lovely: Code is the Source of Truth

    I had a great time chatting with Evan Lovely and Chris Strahl about treating code as the source of truth for design systems amongst other topics.

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  4. 02 Mar, 2020

    Rolling Code Standards

    Well-documented code guidelines and standards are absolutely critical for creating consistent, cohesive code together. Especially in the context of creating a design system’s component library, it’s crucial to establish consistent API and code conventions to create an excellent user developers’ […]

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  5. 05 Feb, 2020

    Design Systems with Brad Frost – The State of the Web

    I had the pleasure of popping by Google’s NYC office to chat with Rick Viscomi of Google Chrome Developer’s State of the Web series about design systems, atomic design, designer/developer collaboration, and a bunch of other topics. One of my […]

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  6. 04 Feb, 2020

    Design Systems, Agile, and Industrialization

    Hoo boy, a blog post rebounding a blog post which rebounds a blog post. Let me jump on this train! Jeremy Keith clearly articulates a concern about design systems I often hear from many designers: In that light, design systems […]

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  7. 26 Jan, 2020

    Why We Use Web Components

    If I would have to list the main reasons why Web Components work so greatly for Duet Design System, it would be these four things: Tech-Agnostic Instead Of Tech-Specific In order to create modular interfaces, a design system needs to be […]

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  8. 16 Jan, 2020

    Design System Checklist

    An open-source checklist to help you plan, build and grow your design system. Source: Design System Checklist

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  9. 09 Dec, 2019

    Blocks UI

    A JSX-based page builder for creating beautiful websites without writing code. Blocks comes with built-in components that are carefully designed and implemented with Theme UI. This looks like a step in the right direction for working with code. Some things I’d […]

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  10. 06 Dec, 2019

    Doing It Right

    I’ve been spending a lot of time getting things right. Like, really right. One thing about working on giant design systems is that every minor shortcut, every assumption, every “that should probably do it” gets blown to smithereens in the […]

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  11. 04 Nov, 2019

    A Design System Governance Process

    You can have a comprehensive design system that contains a slew of well-structured components, thorough documentation, thoughtful guidelines, and a well-considered design language. But if a design system user can’t get done what they’re trying to get done, the whole […]

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  12. 23 Aug, 2019

    The ABCs of Design Systems – Curiosity by Design – Medium

    Some great thoughts in here. The ABCs of Design Systems – Curiosity by Design – Medium

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  13. 17 Jul, 2019

    Frontend Design, React, and a Bridge over the Great Divide

    Frontend designers create the HTML, CSS, and presentational JavaScript code that powers web products’ user interfaces. I see frontend design as helpful mortar that bridges the gap between design and development. Of course “frontend designer” may or may not be […]

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  14. 10 Jul, 2019

    Extending Atomic Design

    Atomic design is now over 6 years old (which is nuts!). I’m thrilled that all these years later the methodology continues to help teams think of their user interfaces as a hierarchical, interconnected set of components that build real product […]

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  15. 09 Jul, 2019

    Seeing the Pages For the Components | adjacent

    Fantastic post by Dan Rose about the importance of flow and cohesion for effective web design. In this component-driven world flow and cohesion often take a backseat to modularity. I was fortunate enough to watch Dan at Smashing Conf demonstrate […]

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  16. 09 Jul, 2019

    Tracking Polaris – Shopify UX

    This is a great read about how the Shopify team designed and grew their design system over the last two years. Note the focus on culture building, communication, and curation. Great stuff! Read: Tracking Polaris – Shopify UX

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  17. 18 Jun, 2019

    The Technical Side of Design Systems at CSS Day in Amsterdam

    I had a fantastic time traveling to Amsterdam to speak at CSS Day (I was part of the + UI Special day). It was an absolutely phenomenal event and I learned a ton from all the amazing speakers. In my […]

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  18. 26 Apr, 2019

    Let’s Make A Design System! Live Coding at Smashing Conf

    I had a great time at Smashing Conf San Francisco, where my session involved live-coding a design system on stage. It was the first time I’ve ever live-coded on stage before and was terribly nervous about the whole thing. Thankfully, […]

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  19. 10 Mar, 2019

    Best practices: components, styles, and shared libraries

    While I still have plenty of doubts of having to maintain a 1:1 static version of a design system, this rundown of how to create a component library in Figma is a great walkthrough if that’s the path you’re going […]

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  20. 29 Jan, 2019

    My Skillshare Class Is Live!

    I’m thrilled to announce my Skillshare class about creating successful design systems is live! Here’s what the course is about: After working with many organizations to develop customized design systems, Brad saw the need for a straightforward approach that anyone […]

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  21. 20 Jan, 2019

    Composing Components

    Good case study for building out a React-powered design system.

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  22. 03 Jan, 2019

    Design Systems Workshop

    I’m super excited to head to Austin, Texas to give a workshop all about creating and maintaining design systems. I’m likely not doing a lot of design systems workshops this year, so don’t miss your chance! You can get tickets […]

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  23. 06 Nov, 2018

    Design Systems: Mastering Design at Scale

    Dan Mall, Josh Clark, and myself partnered with the fine folks at InVision to create a video series called Design Systems: Mastering Design at Scale. In the series, we share lessons learned from our experience helping organizations create and maintain […]

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  24. 02 Nov, 2018

    Enforcing Accessibility Best Practices with Component PropTypes

     I’m diving into React a lot more, and I’m specifically focused on making rock-solid, dumb presentational components that can be ingested by other applications. Part of making these components rock-solid is providing some definition and guardrails for the props […]

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  25. 01 Nov, 2018

    Yes, your startup is ready for a design system

    Rather than starting out by building out buttons and components (a mistake we made early on), focus instead on building flows and working backward from there. It took hundreds of sketches, brainstorming sessions across teams, wireframes, and mockups to arrive at […]

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  26. 01 Nov, 2018

    A Frontend Workshop Environment

    Where do you build UI code? That sounds like a dumb question, but it’s a deceptively important one. There’s a few ways to do it: UI code is authored within your application environment. If you’re working on a WordPress or Drupal […]

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  27. 18 Oct, 2018

    How much documentation to include in a style guide?

    I was asked this question on Twitter: @brad_frost How do you recommend a team document small decisions made on standards / design systems? Example: Button size is ___ because of ____. I don’t think we should list all of this […]

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  28. 17 Jul, 2018

    Yes, Alan, There Is An ROI For UX Design

    The obvious place designers go when trying to calculate the bottom line is to ask the question, If I change the design, how much more income could we generate? But there’s another way design can help: reducing the costs. A much-overlooked portion of […]

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  29. 09 Jul, 2018

    Working With Atomic Design and Pattern Lab Online Course

    I’m excited to share an online course called Working With Atomic Design and Pattern Lab for Gymnasium. Here’s what the course covers: This course will teach students the atomic design methodology, setting up Pattern Lab, building & using UI components […]

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  30. 25 Jun, 2018

    Distinct Design Systems

    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: […]

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