Design System Development

From design consistency to streamlining development, design systems are vital for businesses that want to scale without compromise.

Our design system service will implement a living system of reusable components, introducing faster development, consistent changes, and more effective branding.

A design system is a library of reusable components and defined standards for assembling any applications or elements.

Buttons, forms, typography, colors… all of these are vital to ensuring a smooth design, consistent UI and branding across all your websites, apps and digital services.

With a Design System, code is recalled from the central repository, so any changes at the source are immediately rolled out everywhere - no mistakes, no forgotten updates and no time wasted creating anything 100% manually.

What Companies Use Design Systems?

Design systems are used by countless organizations to manage their growing digital range. Here are some of the most well known.

Google

Google’s own Material Design is built for its wide range of needs, across various services, and updated regularly.

Shopify

How do you ensure consistency across eCommerce? Shopify uses its own Polaris design system.

Microsoft

If you’ve noticed that Microsoft’s products all look and feel the same, with a fresh modern look… that’s the Fluent design system.

IBM

Another digital giant, IBM built its Carbon design system to remove design & development constraints.

Atlassian

Trello, Jira, and Confluence all look and feel the same. This intuitive factor is due to Atlassian’s design system.

Apple

Apple uses its own “Human Interface Guidelines” to inform apps on iOS, from phones and laptops to TVs and watches.

Why Do You Need a Design System?

When you make a new product, how much time is spent by developers recreating the same assets that appear everywhere - such as buttons, labels, and layouts?

What’s more, is it always completely, 100% accurate?

Enough changes here and there break consistency. A design system doesn’t just save time; by recalling code, there’s no room for error. What’s more, by using templates and larger structures, every new page or application will feel like part of the brand - it’s this familiar, welcoming feeling that makes customers feel safe.

Benefits of a Design System

Faster Development

Design systems remove repetitive tasks, moving projects from development to market faster than ever.

Consistency

When everything is recalled, nothing can deviate: your designated style is safe!

Automation

Need to make a change? Update the design system and watch all your digital products update as well.

Better Communication

Developers and designers now know what each item is - nothing gets lost in translation. A design system is a singular source of truth.

Complete Coverage

Apps, Desktop Products, Websites… a design system can enhance any digital presence your business has.

Rapid Prototyping

With a design system, you can use existing assets to quickly get the visual essentials together, making for a better PoC!

The Best Design Systems Use Atomic Design

With the Atomic theory - designed by Brad Frost - we can break visual elements into atoms, molecules, and organisms. Design systems start with the atoms and work their way up, ensuring the utmost consistency.

1

Atoms

Labels, buttons, input boxes… atoms are the bare essential elements. Everything starts here.

2

Molecules

Functional inputs, text boxes, modules… the elements that appear across pages and apps.

3

Organisms

Headers, search forms, templates… use your molecules to create everything you need.

Once you have your atoms, molecules, and organisms
in one place.

Development becomes so much easier. If designers or developers need to make something new, they use the organisms to put it together.

When they have a need that isn’t currently met, atoms and molecules can ensure it is created (and added to the library as its own organism) in no time at all!

What Else Can a Design System Cover?

Typography

Which fonts and text sizes are used - as well as how and where they’re applied.

Color Palette

Primary colors, secondary colors and branding palettes are essential for consistency.

Logo

Ensure your logo is used correctly, including size, spacing and color variants.

Icons

Likewise, establish your iconography and graphics in one central location.

Brand Values

What does your company stand for? How is this reflected in your products? They can’t be coded, but your design system should include them.

Style Guide

Messaging and tone of voice - ensure your design system is a single source of truth for everyone, including marketing and branding, not just designers and developers.

Case Study

Activity.me - online sport events search engine

sport app

Activity.me is an online search enwgine which help active people find races and contests to take part in worldwide. An easy solution for those who have problems finding proper information in all-purpose search engines.

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Printbox editor

Printing eCommerce

Advanced Editor is Printbox one of three distinct HTML5 web editors for various needs and total freedom in buying path definition. This Web APP for photo product business which give ability to sell photobooks, gifts, prints and more, with personal brand.

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Audiobook app

Media and Entertainment

Nowadays, hardly anyone finds time to read books. But with audiobooks, you can enjoy reading anywhere, anytime. This application will allow you to discover new audiobooks and listen to them on your way to work, at the gym or at home.

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Happy clients

Meet brands satisfied with our approach.

Bart Cywinski - React developer and consultant

Have some questions about Design systems?

Bart Cywinski

Business Development Director

bart@uigstudio.com

+48 602 750 432

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