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Creating a Design System: The 100-Point Process Checklist


Are you:

  • A product designer?
  • A project manager?
  • A UX/UI designer or developer?
  • In the sales and marketing department?

Our eBook, Creating a Design System: The 100-Point Process Checklist, will help you create a design system that keeps all members on the same page and all tasks flowing naturally. If you want to learn how to eliminate the chaos, this eBook is for you.

What Creating a Design System: The 100-Point Process Checklist Will Teach You

In this eBook, you’ll learn:

  • Section 1 – Why Should You Have a Design System? – If you want your design to scale with you, you need a design system.
  • Section 2 – Why Should You Use This Checklist? – Use our checklist if you want to discover how to create a foundation for a design system process, find inconsistencies, and more.
  • Section 3 – The Inventory – Creating inventories of patterns, colors, typographies, icons, and spaces, and how to present it to your team.
  • Section 4 – Get the Support of the Organization – Use our detailed stakeholder presentation to get key stakeholders on board.
  • Section 5 – Build a Multidisciplinary Systems Team – How to build a multidisciplinary team by knowing the skills needed to fix inconsistencies and create lasting success.
  • Section 6 – Make Key Decisions and Establish Key Rules and Principles – Decide how and what you’re going to build, who’s going to build it, and how to find solutions to every problem.
  • Section 7 – Build the Color Palette – Colors affect the entire system, so they must be chosen and organized before you begin.
  • Section 8 – Build the Typographic Scale – Typography affects the entire system, so choosing standard typefaces on a consistent scale is a must.
  • Section 9 – Implement Icons Library – How to finalize your library, choose your implementation method, and ensure easy access.
  • Section 10 – Standardize Other Style Properties – How to standardize all properties of each project to solve issues before they arise.
  • Section 11 – Build the First Design System Pattern – After you have all the building blocks in place, you’re ready to build your first design system pattern.
  • Section 12 – Run a Sprint Retrospective – Summarize your KPIs and ensure your team is always learning and improving.
  • Section 13 – Recommended reading

This eBook will provide you with a better understanding of why process documentation is so important for a repeatable system.

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Other Resources Related to Creating a Design System

Having a design process checklist is the most crucial aspect of any project. It ensures uniformity across the design regardless of how many hands may be on the project. If you enjoy this eBook, check out these other UXPin resources:

Why Build a Design System?

Product Development for Distributed Teams

The Future Proof Web Design Bundle

UX Design: The Definitive Beginners Guide

Real Life UX Design Processes

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  • Marcin Treder

    Marcin Treder

    Marcin Treder is a design enthusiast that literally lives for creating the best user experience possible. After years working as a UX Designer and UX Manager he focused on his own start-up UXPin that provides tools for UX Designers all over the world. UXPin tools are used by designers in companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce. UXPin was recently voted the best start-up in Central and Eastern Europe. Marcin enjoys writing (e.g. for Smashing Magazine, .Net Magazine, UXMag, DesignModo, SpeckyBoy...), blogging (Blog UXPin, UXAid, Startup Pirate) and tweeting (@uxpin, @marcintreder).