Buy-In for your Design System

You need a design system. You already know it, but others in your organization are not so sure. This slide deck helps you convince people to join you!

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When do you use this tool?

Use our ‘Convince your boss’-slide deck to show others the benefits of having a design system in your organization, it can help you get support and budget. You use the tool when you do not have a design system yet. A next step could be a Design System Take-Off.

Time

+/- 1 hour

Team

4-5 people

Necessities:
  • A laptop per person
  • The slide-deck (download above)

How do you use this tool?

Download the slide-deck and adjust the styling to match your organization.

The most important part of the slide-deck is to create a business-case for your design system. You do this by showing that the lack of the design system leads to inconsistencies: designers and developers reinventing the wheel over-and-over again. So gather your team to conduct a mini-audit!

The mini-audit

Create a mixed team: designers, developers and a product owner. Now you go through these steps:

  • explain why you’re here
  • decide which products you want to involve in the inventory
  • pick a component that’s recurring in all the products (like a button)
  • pick two colors (gray and your brand-color)
  • split the team and make screenshots of the different variants that exist for this component
  • at the same time, collect color-values used for the two colors
  • collect all examples and update the presentation

Need help? Contact Maurice for info on how to do an audit, or let us help you with a full audit

The presentation

Gather the most important stakeholders and plan a meeting. It’s important to include some members of the mini-audit-team: show you’re not alone in this! Present your findings and the business-case for the design system.

Support your arguments with findings from our design system survey.

What do you do after the buy-in presentation?

So you convinced others for the need of a design system? That’s great! Now you can start with setting up the basics: define your minimum viable design system and set up a process for creating components. Oh and don’t forget to document your design principles.

We can help you make a flying start with our four day workshop.

Thanks to UXPin for providing a starting point for us!

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