Design Systems: From Definition to Distribution

Design Systems: From Definition to Distribution

A guide to building, maintaining, and distributing your design system.

What’s Inside

A design system is an investment in your future: the future of your team, your product(s), and your ability to move nimbly in a rapidly evolving market.


What you’ll find in this book:

  • Insights from design systems leaders at Microsoft, Cisco, Barclays Corporate Bank, Alaska Airlines, and more.
  • Advice for starting the conversation about design systems with key stakeholders
  • Practical advice for understanding your current design system, and gaps that may need to be addressed
  • A plan for communicating your design system, across your organization


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Who you’ll hear from

Insights from a dozen leading experts on design systems.

Lindsie Canton
Design Operations Lead at Prodigy Education
Lindsie Canton

Having a shared purpose early on is key to ensure your team is using time effectively.

Kevin Smith
Visual Design Lead at Cisco
Kevin Smith

Abstract allowed us to work around the clock with smooth handoffs to other timezones.

Matteo Gratton
VP Experience Designer at Barclays Corporate Bank
Matteo Gratton

A design system is based on transparent communication of intents and results and eventually becomes a collaboration between many different teams.

Joe Woodward
Senior Product Designer at Microsoft
Joe Woodward

Looking back, I wish I’d known the importance of teaching colleagues how to use a design system.