Why isn’t anyone using your design system?
Congratulations! You’ve built a design system! Or have you? A Figma file full of components isn’t a design system unless someone is using it. So how do design system teams get their colleagues to use their fancy design systems? We investigated.
How to convince management that a design system is a good investment
When product teams ask management for resources to start a design system project, the first answer is often no. We tried to figure out why, and how to get them to say yes instead.
Why you shouldn't think too big when starting to build a design system
Many design teams told us that when they first started building their design systems, they felt overwhelmed because they thought they’d need a dedicated team with support and resources. We asked them how they got over it.
Why your first attempt at a design system is likely to fail
Many design teams told us that building their first design systems didn't go as planned, and when they realized what they were building wasn’t working, they'd had to completely rethink their original ideas. So what happened? We were curious to know.
The trouble with advice
Our CEO went to a conference, and got very angry when a nice man from Google tried to give him good advice.
Let’s talk about design system audits
In the life of every successful digital product there comes a time when creating a proper design system becomes indispensable. But where do you start?
The 3 types of stakeholders in UX research, and how to win them over
In UX research, the relationship with your stakeholders is incredibly important. If they aren’t ready to listen or if they have the wrong expectations, it doesn’t matter how interesting your insights are.
3 questions user research can answer about the future of your digital product (and a few it can’t)
Evolving a digital product means you have to make a lot of difficult decisions. User research can help you make some of them less difficult.
The trouble with roadmaps
Roadmaps are supposed to make everything easier. But a lot of product managers tell us they’re not working. So Sara, our UX Team Lead, tried to find out what seems to be the problem.
How to build a terrible product (and make everyone on your team miserable)
Why is management trying to stop the product team from building a great product? And why is the product team trying to stop management from building a great product? Everyone working on a digital product wants it to be great. The problem? What we mean by “great” isn’t always the same thing.
Why has development on my digital product suddenly slowed down?
A startup moves fast and grows fast. That’s what it’s built to do. But after a while, it can feel like you’re not shipping as fast as you used to. Why does it happen, and how can you fix it?