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Design System UI is More Expensive Than a Product Team’s UI

Higher Quality and More Engagement Require More Steps

Comparing System & Product Team Workflows

Design Systems Include More Steps

Steps that product teams omit or pursue less rigorously

Design Systems Include More Substeps

Substeps of design that product teams may not pursue
Substeps of design that product teams may not pursue
Substeps of coding that product teams may not pursue
Substeps of coding that product teams may not pursue

Design Systems Conduct Some Substeps More Rigorously

Substeps of design that design systems pursue more rigorously
Substeps of design that design systems pursue more rigorously
Substeps of coding that design systems pursue more rigorously

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Nathan Curtis

Founded UX firm @eightshapes, contributing to the design systems field through consulting and workshops. VT & @uchicago grad.