Building Flexible Design Systems

Yesenia Perez-Cruz talks about design systems that aren’t just, as she puts it, Lego bricks for piecing layouts together. Yesenia is Design Director at Vox, which is a parent to many very visually different brands, so you can see how a single inflexible design system might fall over.

Successful design patterns don’t exist in a vacuum.

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“almost everything on computers is perceptually slower than it was in 1983”

Good rant. Thankfully it’s a tweetstorm not some readable blog post. 😉

I think about this kind of thing with cable box TV UX. At my parent’s house, changing the channel takes like 4-5 seconds for the new channel to come in with all the overlays and garbage. You used to be able to turn a dial and the new channel was instantly there.

You’d like to think performance is a steady march forward. Computers are so fast these days! But it might just be a steady march backward.

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