UIE Article: Team Models for Scaling a Design System

Jared Spool

September 24th, 2015

In this week’s article, Nathan Curtis investigates different variants of centralizing and federating decision making around a design system.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

Now, more designers code. Now, more developers design. Product managers have their hands dirty with everything. They all work tribally in teams spread throughout an enterprise. You can’t legitimately tell them what to do anymore. No one is that omnipresent, omnipotent or omniscient. You have to work together to build something bigger and cohesive.

So, how do you form a team that best helps you stay cohesive with a system? It depends on who you are and what you are capable of.

Nevertheless, modern design organizations are making their way from solitary teams making a library available or a centralized team serving disconnected products towards a more federated approach.

Read the article: Team Models for Scaling a Design System.

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