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Because we only like to reinvent the wheel when we have to

Emanuela
Emanuela
Sep 27, 2017 · 5 min read

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Style guide vs. design systems

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A design system is not a one-man job. When you I say ‘we’, I mean: Tina, Tori, Helen, Amin, Markus, Philip and myself.
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A design system success is not connected with the launch of style-guide or a UI-kit. The real success happens when your design system is adopted in your products.

Photon: from a visual refresh to a visual language

“We started from the existing style guide, we checked if the identified macro areas were still valid, and we analyzed (or looked at) other existing design systems that were around for a while.”

Amin

Design for Scale

“The higher the expected visibility on parts of your work, the more important it is to align to Photon. If very limited visibility is expected, full alignment is of lower priority. Use platform components until you have time to align better.”

Design for Scale, Photon Design System

Feedback, feedback, feedback

“With every page, we added we learned, step by step — we learned how to structure pages, how to structure the whole system, and we learned how to align differences between individual design teams and how to get people to make decisions that can be structured and documented.”

Markus

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When you ask “Can you bring somebody from your team?” and 15 people show up, you know you’re doing something right.

Photon Design System: today

Final thoughts

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Photon Design System

Firefox User Experience

Firefox User Experience Design, Content Strategy, and Research

Emanuela

Written by

Emanuela

Emanuela Damiani works every day for the best browser experience at Firefox. In her spare time, she likes to watch kittens videos and drink margarita.

Firefox User Experience

Firefox User Experience Design, Content Strategy, and Research

Emanuela

Written by

Emanuela

Emanuela Damiani works every day for the best browser experience at Firefox. In her spare time, she likes to watch kittens videos and drink margarita.

Firefox User Experience

Firefox User Experience Design, Content Strategy, and Research

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