… You could create components that strike the perfect balance between reuse and context sensitivity. But defining the components of your design system is just the first step. It has to make its way into the product. If it doesn’t, a design system is like a language with no extant literature or seminal texts.
A design system documentation site is like a nice leather-bound encyclopedia sitting on the shelf. It feels good to know it’s there, it is impressive to show off, and it might even settle the occasional argument — but it’s not something you want to have to use everyday. Of all the investments and effort we put into improving our documentation site, our biggest success this year came from the time we put into the UI kit we created for Sketch.
…gest collections of design principles on the internet , and came to the following conclusion: corporate design principles are a set of shared guidelines that reflect the core design values and vision of a company. They are meant to remind teams what kind of user experience they should be striving for, and help them make decisions. Here are some examples from some well-known brands: