© Sarrah Vesselov and Taurie Davis 2019
Sarrah Vesselov and Taurie DavisBuilding Design Systemshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4514-9_2

2. Introducing Design Systems

Sarrah Vesselov1  and Taurie Davis2
Dade City, FL, USA
Portland, OR, USA

Understanding the goal of a design system is the first step toward implementing a solution that helps teams successfully scale product. With a clearly defined system, designers and engineers can focus their efforts on solving user needs, rather than re-creating elements and reinventing solutions.

Throughout this book, we’ll discuss six interlocking areas that make up a design system.
  • Layout: Defined measures that make up your spacing and grid system.

  • Styles: Core aspects of your visual language. These include ...

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