Systems are awesome. They are especially awesome when used in businesses, may it be in sales, marketing, finance, or even in creative departments. You see, systems if implemented properly; help create consistency, efficiencies, and standardizations for organizations to scale and become more agile.
When it comes to branding, marketing, and overall design what is keeping an organization on track to ensure that the colors, components, messaging and layouts stay consistent across teams, applications, interfaces and ultimately across time?
Welcome to the world of Design Systems.
A design system is a collection of reusable components, along with usage documentation that make-up the building blocks used to assemble a user interface (UI) and can be used across multiple applications, devices, screen sizes, and mediums.
Design systems simply create a unified experience across digital platforms and applications. They create a strong, extensible base through a modular approach using consistent components and defined behavior. They also create consistency and standards which matters for both usability and brand standards.
Additionally, by implementing a design system; it is ensured that consistent design patterns become recognizable when used repeatedly by a user. By reusing the same components consistently in the UI, the UI then becomes easier to understand and use which also decreases user training for applications.
Want to learn more about design systems and understand how they can help your organization? Check out Tallan’s Design Systems educational resource.