Patterns Day 2019 - Una Kravets

The Problem With Legos & System at Scale

In Una’s talk they discussed how Design Systems can fail and what we can do to stop that.

Design is ever-changing.

Just as design changes, design systems technology changes. Which is great, but can also be a challenge to how your Design System scales.

In the end the design team found three sub-systems for theming that help build systematic expression of your product





CSS is Not the Enemy.

Material Theme Builder.

When building your own themes using Material keep in mind accessibility, colour contrast is on you to get right.

If we stifle the needs of users, the design system will not be used.

Material, like any component library is a work in progress.

Design Systems are way to complex to keep comparing them to Lego.