Many programming languages use packages to build and scale websites, software, and other digital products. These packages allow engineers to extend a project’s functionality without writing and maintaining additional code. This article will explain these terms from a designer’s perspective, so you get a basic understanding of how packages work and why engineers use them.
Designing UI mockups is a critical part of the design process. They’re a visual representation or screenshot of how the final website or product will look. It’s the first time designers get to see their ideas brought to life with color, typography, and content. By the end of this article, you’ll understand what a UI(…)
Design system tools help drive adoption while making it easier to scale and maintain. But, with so many options on the market, how do you know which one is right for your product? Having worked with design tools for over a decade, we’ve put together seven of the best design system tools for 2022–including solutions(…)
Like any digital product, launching a design system is just the first step. The next step is about supporting, evolving, and scaling your design system as it matures with your product(s) and technology. The design system team must also gather user feedback for system improvements, bug fixes, and new components. There are no right or(…)
On the surface, building a design system is a matter of designing a collection of elements, components, text styles, and colors. But the truth is it’s a more complex procedure. Building, managing, and scaling a design system requires principles and direction. This article was inspired by the webinar about Design System with Carola Cassaro, which(…)
MUI is one of the most popular and robust React component libraries. Developers use MUI to put together user interfaces for React apps. MUI is also useful for prototyping. Using this library, a designer can create high-fidelity prototypes that are fully interactive and ready for usability testing or even the handoff in practically no time.
Adopting and scaling a design system is challenging. You must get buy-in from the entire organization, which means evangelizing your design system to persuade stakeholders, product managers, development teams, and designers of its value. Building a design system is just the first step; scaling and reaching optimal design system maturity costs a lot of time(…)
Building a design system is a time-consuming and costly exercise. But, as many organizations have shown, the benefits far outweigh the costs. A design system roadmap allows team members and stakeholders to monitor the design system’s maturity, milestones, and timeline. Whether you’re just getting started or want to grow an existing design system, this article(…)
Getting stakeholder and organizational support is crucial for ongoing investment and the future success of your design system. The DS team must prove that employees use the design system and that it delivers a positive return on investment. In our January 2022 webinar, Defending Your Design System, Carola Cassaro talked about the challenges DS teams(…)
See how to use a simple Sketch template to improve the focus of your design reviews.
In today’s fast-paced tech industry, it’s challenging to maintain perfect design consistency, especially when you have multiple teams working on the same digital product! Periodic UX design audits allow designers to evaluate a product to identify continuity, consistency, accessibility, and usability issues. Reduce errors while increasing fidelity, functionality, and collaboration with UXPin’s code-based design tool.
Create useful UX documentation. More insights, less paper trails. Good UX documentation is detailed yet lean. It should be highly focused, actionable, and purposeful.
A thorough step-by-step guide to conducting UX discovery. Learn how to craft an informed product strategy and help guide UX teams when conceptualizing and designing new digital products.
Some team members despise design system governance. They see it as a roadblock to rapid growth, creativity, and flexibility. However, design system governance can foster scalability and creativity if properly implemented while maintaining design and usability consistency. Good design system governance prioritizes users before growth and profits. Company culture also plays a significant role in(…)
Usability testing is a crucial part of the design thinking process. It’s an opportunity for UX teams to present their solutions to those whose problems they’re trying to solve—a nerve-racking and exciting experience! UXPin is the world’s most sophisticated prototyping and usability testing design tool. Using UXPin with Merge technology, designers can create high-fidelity prototypes(…)
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