In recent years, design systems have become the latest buzz topic in the tech world.
Countless global players have now implemented their own structured, comprehensive internal systems for managing brand and component assets consistently across all their products - and many have even been kind enough to share them with the world.
While this gives us valuable insights into how design systems can work effectively at scale, they can make the idea of implementing a design system for a smaller scale or startup business seem daunting and unapproachable.
The reality is, however, that products of all scales can benefit from having a design system in place. Everything we build needs a strong foundation to prevent it toppling over down the road, and a strong but flexible design system is just that for your new product.