Get Organizational Buy-In for the Design System

Before moving forward with the system, you need the support of your team and stakeholders.

1. Presentation for the team

Describe the process of building the interface inventory

Present the key inconsistencies from every category

Explain why these inconsistencies are detrimental to the experience of users or are negatively affecting the software development process

Present building a design system as the answer to the challenge

Explain that building a design system is an ongoing process and that you would like to build a small team to manage this process

Clarify that all designers and developers will have the right to contribute to the system

Get a clear ‘yes’ from the team

2. Presentation for stakeholders

Describe the process of building the interface inventory

Present the key inconsistencies from every category

Focus on numbers and the influence on the speed of the process (62 shades of gray, 16 types of buttons, 5 icon libraries etc.)

Explain why these inconsistencies are detrimental to the experience of users or increase cost of software development (hours involved multiplied by average salary)

Present building a design system as the answer to the challenge

Explain that building a design system is an ongoing process and you’d like to build a small team to manage this process

Emphasize that building a design system will help the company deliver better experience to the market faster

Get a clear ‘yes’ from the team

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