Cornerstone Design System

Ginmann
Jun 7 · 2 min read

Cornerstone Design System (CDS) consists of a UI library and design guidelines for creating products at Company [A](client name changed) that are consistent with the brand and practices sound UX fundamentals.

Context

While the hundreds of publicly available design systems, blog articles, and conferences all make a claim as to what a design system is supposed to be, our challenge was to figure out the design system that [A] needs. [A] has numerous independent development groups and no centralized design practice.

Approach

CDS needed to serve as a voice that defines the “right” design. The UI library was designed by looking at two sources of reference.

We discovered that development teams had no interest in using a custom made component library. So we kept our focus on existing designers and gave them templates to redline their designs when handing off to development.

My Role: Product owner and creative director

Brand analysis yielded three starting principles

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