The business case for adopting a design system

What business problems do design systems solve and how do they bring business value?

Design systems have exploded in the business software community in recent years. Back in 2018 the Enterprise UX Industry Report 2017/ 2018 indicated that 69% of enterprise user experience (UX) teams had adopted one. 

Today, this camp includes many household (and boardroom) names, including Shopify, Google, Uber, IBM, Adobe and Atlassian.

A key factor driving the popularity of design systems (and the increased overall investment in UX) is pressure from industry upstarts (Uber, Shopify, AirBnb) that have forced incumbents to adapt to a new breed of consumer: digital natives, who are flooded with choices, accustomed to self-onboarding on intuitively designed apps, and take excellent UX as a given.

Design system for scalable web app building

A better way to build UIs: An introduction to design systems

Design systems are in vogue. Many well-known companies, from Shopify to Google, use them to ensure consistency in their products and efficiency in their product development. Done right, a design system can be a tremendous help to application developers and designers alike. Unfortunately, the ...

How Vaadin has helped our customers succeed

Vaadin is used by over 40% of Fortune 100 companies and over 150 000 developers, but what do those users really value in Vaadin? I went through all the success stories to dissect the commonalities and to have a look backwards at what has made Vaadin what it is today. Consider this a nostalgia trip ...