We believe design systems are the future of web design, site maintenance, and brand consistency. Knowing what design systems are, and what they can do, is the first step to catching this wave while it's still forming.
A design system unifies technical architecture, creative direction, business goals, and your people. A strong methodology for implementing a design system clarifies the process, and creates an opportunity for organizational evolution.
It's essential to illuminate how an organization builds for the web now before planning how to build better in the future.
Your design system is a tool. In Stage Two, you decide on certain technical aspects of your tool, and begin planning how your organization is going to use it.
In Stage Three, it's time to determine exactly what you're going to build.
Component development is both inception and culmination—it activates every atom of your project team's prep work to fill in the scaffold of your Foundational Framework with the actual moving parts of your design system.