Universal Design is the design and composition of a thing so that it can be accessed, understood and used by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability.
Essentially, there are three main benefits to creating and using a design system: consistent experience for users, consistent design patterns for designers, and consistent code banks for developers. You can measure each individually to demonstrate the ROI of your design system.
While both UX and UI are important, I’ll lay out the differences between these two distinct professions.
Design systems, such as Google’s Material or Shopify’s Polaris, are quickly becoming a popular way for organizations to create consistent designs efficiently.
A report by Akamai and Jupiter Research found that users give a page roughly four seconds to deliver whatever it is they’re there for, be …