Whenever I read or hear that a Design System has failed, one of the main reasons is the lack of adherence, especially from the engineering team. But how to mitigate this risk? Well, in the following article I describe a little about how we are doing here at NDD to build the Design System with the involvement of a multidisciplinary team.

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NDS Tetris: Our Design System :)

One of the first things I was told when I was hired is that the company wanted a Design System. Of course, at first I was afraid after all I was unaware of the products and did not understand the maturity level for applying a Design System.

We started building that system, we took some steps that helped us making and building it more safely. In fact I understand that they are Guiding Pillars of all construction and adherence to the Design System.

# Have a clear goal

The goal couldn’t simply be having a Design System because the Director wants it. Besides being fragile, adopting something by mere imposition would be neither empathic nor correct. So we needed a goal, something that could be used as a metric and even ROI measurement. …

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Patrick A. G. Naufel

Formado em Processamento de Dados e PP com especialização em UX, estou na área de tecnologia e comunicação desde 1995. Hoje, atuo como UX Evangelist em SC.

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