Product Current: Vol. 3
A collection of inspiration, articles, and trends in the world of digital products from the Innovatemap team.
Thank you for your reply Nathan Curtis. I’m a bit flattered. EightShapes was the first blog I followed as part of my ongoing education when I first entered the software world in 2008.
Thanks for the detail on the history — I didn’t even want to touch it as I wouldn’t provide as much detail as others can. As I wrote my…
Maybe not the right choice of words, but Nathan’s article perfectly makes the point. The types of governance he describes are the privilege of massive companies, not the long tail of startup to mid-sized software companies. As I stated in the article, design systems are largely a no-brainer for these types of companies.
Great question. I think you’d treat yourself like the prototypical large company that grew by acquisition. In these situations, companies acquire vastly different products and teams and have to use the design system to align.
You face a cultural challenge as well. In my experience, one of the best ways to get orgs and…