Derry Birkett
Jan 22, 2018 · 1 min read

Maybe you’ll be pleased to know Design Tokens are being generated from Sketch to SASS, JSON (and more) by Invision new DSM…

I should add a caveat here though, I have tested these tokens with Devs and, while they may be somewhat useful, this is a basic list of raw tokens that do not have nesting at the level Devs will hand-code. Therefore they are practically useless for devs. Front-end dev prefer their own SASS architecture to the DSM tokens and therefore their use is limited.

There is no substitute with agreeing on the design token architecture with the front-end devs in advance. The DSM tokens may then be useful by devs after some preprocessing, probably from the raw JSON version.

Derry Birkett

Written by

Thoughts, stories and ideas from a Digital Product Designer.