Design Systems: What it really takes to build them

Amy Love
21 Sep 2018
2:30 pm-3:20 pm
Brazos Room

Design Systems: What it really takes to build them

It seems like everyone talks about design systems, and why they’re important, and how great they look and work once implemented. But no one is talking about the realities of how to get there within a mature and successful SaaS product. Our experience has been a careful evolution to overcome challenges such as:

– Can’t stop product development while the design system is being developed
– Can’t disrupt our customers
– Hundreds of pages already hard-coded in the front end with, generally, inconsistent styles. Strategy for going back and implementing patterns in already developed screens
– Evolving technologies and our strategy to transition our “new” components to even newer technologies (such as React)