4 Successful Design System Stories That Teach Us Something PART 2

Tom Smykowski
5 min readMar 1, 2024

How to navigate through the complexities of design system implementation in a business

This article is part of a series where I share knowledge and insights into design system implementation.

In the previous article (complete guide to design system implementation) I’ve introduced the topic, challenges and steps to implement a design system.

Today I’d like to share with you some interesting design system implementations. I like real life case studies because they show challenges and solutions to common problems in implementing design systems.

Especially since a design system isn’t only about a component library, it’s about a mindset change where we decide that on the competitive market we want to be able to be agile and focus on value rather than reinventing UI with every project.

Please look at these examples. I’ve quoted the parts that are the most interesting to me. With the links provided you can continue studying these cases to prepare for a design system implementation in your company:

1. Show The Value

An interesting article on the subject was shared by David De Vince in 2022 where he describes the design…



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