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Living Design Systems

By Dan Mall

To be published: 2023

Any organization that manages more than one digital product needs a design system to fully realize efficiency, consistency, and freedom in its offerings. But most design system efforts fail because those leading aren’t thinking strategically or broadly enough. Living Design Systems is for managers, directors, and practitioners who want to formulate and establish a true design system practice.


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Table of Contents

Why Design Systems

Design Systems Fundamentals

Chapter 1: True Design Systems
Chapter 2: UI Kits vs. Component Libraries vs. Design Systems

Process & Workflow

Chapter 3: Avoiding Design System Graveyards
Chapter 4: Pilots—The Best Way to Start and Grow a Design System
Chapter 5: Embracing Front-End Development
Chapter 6: Designer + Developer Workflow
Chapter 7: Staffing a Design System Team

Measuring Success

Chapter 8: Standard Design System Success Metrics
Chapter 9: Custom Success Metrics for Your Design System
Chapter 10: Evangelism Never Stops

Conclusion