Design systems

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Published: Nov 20, 2019
Nov 2019

As application development becomes increasingly dynamic and complex, it's a challenge to achieve the effective delivery of accessible and usable products that are consistent in style. Design systems define a collection of design patterns, component libraries and good design and engineering practices that ensure consistency in the development of digital products. We've found design systems a useful addition to our toolbox when working across teams and disciplines in product development, because they allow teams to focus on more strategic challenges around the product itself without the need to reinvent the wheel every time they need to add a visual component. The types of components and tools you use to create design systems can vary greatly.