Every design team knows they need design principles, but making them useful is really hard to do. So they often end up like that old iPhone that you refuse to throw out because maybe you’ll use it as an iPod someday or maybe your mom will need it or something. The days pass and they remain useless, yet still take up space.
“Production code is a surrogate for decision-making power. Production code is the source of truth. It is the realtime sum total of all the conversations, all the decisions, all the politics…it is everything. Whoever is pushing code to production is running the product. Everyone else only has influence.” — Rebekah Cox
Today, our digital products are embracing increasingly complex technologies: micro-interactions, animations, AR, VR, voice input, audio output, video, multiple pixel-densities, infinite viewport dimensions, brightness detection, etc. As designers continue to explore these new territories, vector-based drawing tools will continue to be exposed for their shortcomings.