Each screen isn’t a special snowflake: Brad Frost on design systems

Designers are tasked with making more products, services, features, content, and functionality for more people, who are accessing our interfaces in more contexts, on more devices, on more browsers, and in more environments than ever before. This flood of “more” isn’t going away anytime soon, so we need solid ground to stand on.

That’s where design systems come in—they provide a mental model to help us think about user interfaces in a more systematic, hierarchical way so we can create thoughtful UIs and their underlying components at the same time.

If you want to know all there is to know about design systems, there’s no better person to talk to than Brad Frost—he wrote the book on them. So, we did just that.


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