How a Product Design System Can Save You Time and Money

  1. Get your designers and developers in the same room (whether physical or virtual) and have them talk through the various components of the product.
  2. Write down as many use cases of the product as possible and think about the various interactions that will be needed for each.
  3. Work with your designers to create components that can be easily replicated across the different areas of the product. These can be visual elements like icons, fonts, and colors, as well as libraries of code for various parts of the application.
  4. Keep it simple. Use whatever format works for your team, and don’t feel like you need to spend hours and hours on some fancy dashboard or portal. In many cases, a simple Google Doc or PDF can suffice just fine. A functional but rough UI design repository is much better than a non-existent one!

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