Common problems with design systems and how to solve them

September 19, 2020

I’ve done a lot of reading about design systems over the past 2 weeks. Here are few selects that deal with recurring problems/topics you might encounter.

Problem: We don’t have a system. How can I sell idea to leadership?

Selling a Design System at Your Company by Nick Stamas

Problem: We need to organize the colours

Hipmunk design system colors by Ryan Lum

Problem: We’re thinking about introducing a new typeface

Choosing a custom typeface for our brand and design system by Lauren LoPrete

Problem: We need to rebuild our component library in Figma. What’s the best way to set that up?

Building a Design System Library by Jeremy Dizon

Problem: How should we define space’ within our design system?

Space, Grids, and Layouts by Elliot Dahl

Problem: We need to make sure our design system stays up to date

Measuring the health of a design system by Chase McCoy