As product designers, when we work on a design element we very often ask ourselves the following question:

  • Shall I create a new component?
  • Shall I tweak the existing component?
  • Shall I create a new variant of the existing component?
  • Shall I challenge my design?

The matter might be a tiny UI asset, but the stakes are huge:

😜 Making the right decision would make your DS sustainable, consistent & solid.

😱 Making the bad decision would break your DS over time and create debt.

So? Green or red wire?

That’s why we came up with this decision tree to help us make the best decisions.

Troops Design System Decision Tree

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