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The Unique Challenges of Design Systems at Scale

The Unique Challenges of Design Systems at Scale

Jen Witkowski (jwitkowski79)

Setting up a design system can help create consistency and guardrails for authors, designers, strategists, developers, and all involved in creating and maintaining websites or applications.

But what happens when that design system needs to expand to support numerous applications and websites, each with a different purpose and audience?

In this session, we’ll share some challenges we’ve encountered when working with large design systems that need to scale. We’ll discuss the following challenges:

- scaling and maintaining design patterns
- naming systems at scale
- maintaining a “system of systems.”
- governance and adoption at scale
- component content flexibility and guidance at scale

This session is for those already familiar with design systems but unsure how to scale them to multiple websites and applications.
Session (45 minutes)

Experience level of the audience