A design system is the foundation for a scalable digital enterprise, yet few companies have implemented it. This system is a must-have if you want to level-up your organization with reusable UI elements.
Most websites and apps are analogous to a house made of wood and glue. They are somewhat rigid. Any additional change or modification often requires significant work from scratch. To address this problem, design systems have been developed to create reusable and scalable digital components.
While most companies lack a design system, this approach is quickly becoming the standard operating model among leading tech companies like Airbnb, Salesforce, and Uber. In these companies, the system serves as a single source of truth for product, design, and engineering teams to improve workflow productivity and reduce communication ambiguity. In this article, we answer five of the most common questions related to design systems.