I recently learned about design systems and how we can use them to build unified user interfaces relatively fast. So instead of the gazillion of choices we have for colors, spacing, font sizes, and so on, we would constrain them to a set of predefined values, forming our system. Design systems can even include UI components, bridging the gap between designers and developers.
I’d be curious about your experience with them, so I have a couple of questions:
- Do you use a design system in your current project?
- Did you build your own system from scratch, or do you use a popular one like Base Web, Material Design, Lightning?
- Is it used by designers only, or there are UI components built based on it that you use?
- What design tools do you use to create new UIs based on the system? (e.g. I’m not sure if/how you can introduce a design system in Figma)
I would greatly appreciate any insight. Thanks!