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Design Systems Handbook

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A design system unites product teams around a common visual language. It reduces design debt, accelerates the design process, and builds bridges between teams working in concert to bring products to life. Learn how you can create your design system and help your team improve product quality while reducing design debt.
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Published 2017 by DesignBetter.co
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Sole Moris
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: leidos
It is undoubtedly a mandatory book for Front-End Developers and Designers.
As a small fault, it has some self references not always necessary.
The approach in the Front-End's Design System construction is one of the greatest contributions of the book, due to the practical approach, but I feel that it fell a little short in the development of the style guides that designers should build.
As I said before, it is a must-read for any designer and developer of digital user experiences.
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Arnold Saputra
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very-very short book ( that's why it called handbook) about design system. The sources of how to create great design system are from AirBnb, Shopify and Invision. This book also has lot of other link for your references. Very suitable for junior UX designer and front end developers.

BTW this book is FREE.
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Jon Nguyen
Oct 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Overall, this is a useful book to read, written by practitioners. On the other hand, it is less of a cohesive book with an higher structure or narrative, and more like a collection of medium articles on different topics under the umbrella of design systems.
Natalía Papadopoúlou
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: design
A lot has been said already about design systems, but not a lot books exist out there yet. This is an online handbook that can also be downloaded as an ebook that is probably the place to go if you want to have a representative overview of the current state with a lot of examples, and linked resources on the topic.
Roy
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For me, this little book is a must for all the designer and developer teams, it is like a very well structured guide and also has a lot of util reference for a future consults, I think I'll gonna need to go back a couple of times in order to re-understand some things. By the way, this book is totally free! ...more
Chris
Nov 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Great introduction to the topic, and lots of great links and references for further deep dives.
The navigability is poor -- the beautiful zine-like layout sees two page splash quotes intermingling with nuggets of content. Great for coffee table browsing or end-to-end indulgence, difficult to use as a reference.
Marjolein
Jul 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Downloaded the ebook off designbetter, so I could better understand making my own design system. Informative and clear!
Jorge Sanabria
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was ok
This handbook has a few good references but feels more like a manual to use a software they sell. It is hardly about product design and more about web design.
Favouriteplaster
Nov 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: startup-ux-ai
Too long
Chapters are not focused enough
Focuses primarily on big companies with a lot of designers and developers
Sasha Pleshco
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobooks
A good one for those who want to briefly get familiar with design systems. Just general principles and overview
Scott
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the book I'd been looking for to help me manage workflow.
https://www.designbetter.co/design-sy...
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Ed Orozco
Apr 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
Very detailed and actionable. Covers everything from starting your design system to maintaining and improving it over time.
Rodrigo
Feb 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A very good introduction to the theme.
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