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Design Systems Handbook

This book guides readers through best practices around planning, designing, building, and implementing a design system, with insights and first-hand experiences from experts who have gone through the journey.

What’s in the book

  1. Introducing design systems

    Marco Suarez covers basics of component-based design, misconceptions, and enabling design at scale.

  2. Designing your design system

    Jina Anne explains what to consider when you’re just getting started, like finding the right model.

  3. Building your design system

    Katie Sylor-Miller shares about making a strong, flexible, scalable base for your product design team.

  4. Putting your design system into practice

    Diana Mounter lays out practical strategies for sharing design systems and gaining company adoption.

  5. Expanding your design system

    Marco Suarez outlines why you should add vision statements, design principles, and voice and tone.

  6. The future of design systems

    Roy Stanfield explores future possibilities and context-aware systems that could accelerate design.

  7. Appendix

    We curated a list of publicly available design systems and resources to help you continue learning.