Design systems are everywhere. Some emerge to address the production needs of platforms and products, but most sprout organically. In fact, you have created several design systems yourself. Your wardrobe is an example. If you are wearing men's clothes, you may have an assortment of items in categories such as coats, jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, t-shirts, shirts, pants, underwear, socks, sleepwear, and active wear. In each category, you have items in subcategories, such as light and heavy jackets, long-sleeve shirts, short-sleeve shirts, and so on. When you shop for new clothes, the choices you make are based on:
- Needs--such as weather conditions--work, or leisure
- Constraints, such as budget and availability
- Preferences, ...