What good is it to have a streamlined process for building software if it’s a service or product nobody needs or wants? More and more companies are realizing there is no substitute for having trained usability experts designing and testing solutions to user and business needs.
Universal design’s basic premise is that if you design a product for the user with the greatest accessibility needs, you will also design a product that everyone can use. There are 7 basic principles of universal design, and all can be applied to digital spaces.
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 …