Atomic design, pattern libraries, modular design—the process of designing with a system goes by many names, but regardless of what you call it, the advantages of this process are clear. Whether you’re on a large team or a small one, taking on a huge project or a one-page website, working with a design system can help make your project more efficient and infinitely scalable, provided you take the time to set yourself and your team up for success.
Amy Vainieri and Courtney Clark explain how Forum One used a robust design system when recently tackling an enormous user experience and design challenge: a website for a large, service-based government organization targeted at millennials, with stakeholders in over 60 countries. Amy and Courtney share their strategy from this project and offer takeaways from the experience that have influenced their other ongoing projects.
You’ll learn how a design system works, the benefits of creating one, and options for how to implement a system on projects. You’ll also get some tips and tricks for creating a process and resources that can be easily implemented by developers.