Design System: now makes the design process more efficient
Digital designers were once the individuals who meticulously pieced together and sketched out each page. When new developments arose, they had to rearrange entire pages. By implementing a Design System, this is no longer necessary. A Design System is a collection of elements organized in folders and created using fixed patterns and guidelines, designed to streamline the design process for digital products such as websites, apps, and computer programs. They consist of a set of reusable instructions for a computer, called components, and are used across multiple fields.
Within a Design System, in addition to components, the colors, fonts, and other stylistic elements to be used can also be defined. A component consists of a computer instruction that occurs regularly, such as a button on a website. Instead of repeatedly programming such a button, it is turned into a component. Calling upon the component displays the button on the computer screen. A component itself may also be composed of several sub-components. A component is universal and can be used throughout the entire digital product. Combining multiple components creates a digital product.
Projects are no longer executed by a single designer but by a specialized team that ensures consistency and quality assurance in their work. This unified approach prevents fragmentation of tasks, resulting in a robust and consistent design that is also easier and more cost-effective to adapt and can evolve with all existing and future media.