And the role of development in design


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  • They’re time-consuming to build and establish.
  • They take up a lot of development resources.
  • They distract from working on any roadmaps of features.
  • They’re tricky to maintain.
  • Designers can see them as a threat to their creativity.
  • And, they require a lot of stakeholder support to succeed.


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An introduction to what a design system can do for you, when you need one, and how to build it

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