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Politics of design systems

February 2018

As organizations continue to take on more complex digital entities, often spanning multiple products, design systems are becoming more prevalent. Distinct from a pattern library or style guide, a well-crafted design system contains both patterns and guidelines for design practitioners, and front-end code that powers the different products.

Jason Pamental: "Think Responsively, Design Responsibly"

November 2013

There are a lot of ways to deal with designing for multiple screens and devices, and all are not created equal. Just because you end up with a site that's responsive, it doesn't mean you took the 'right' path to get there; the ends don't always justify the means. Let's explore those different paths to responsiveness and why some lead to more compromise than others. We need to rethink our design thinking so our work will be more successful in the real world.