Into Design Systems Favorites — The ROI of a Design System

4 min readOct 17, 2022


Hey Design System Friend, here are our latest favorites from the #DesignSystems🪐space:

One formula to rule them all: the ROI of a Design System
TL;DR: Design systems are a crucial success factor for digital businesses, and virtually every major player works with one. Still, they can sometimes be hard to sell to management. Here’s a…

Testing pixel perfection in Figma and code
“Pixel Perfect”. The Holy Grail. The Dream. The ability to take an asset designed in P̵h̵o̵t̵o̵s̵h̵o̵p̵, S̵k̵e̵t̵c̵h̵, Figma and implement in code is the superpower of frontend developers. Browsers…

The Complete Guide to Figma Branching
Over the past few years we’ve seen massive growth in the software, features and tools available for us to design faster, better and at scale. Branching has been an essential tool in managing mass…

Design System architecture that won’t ruin your life
Typical story: you start out as the only designer in the company. The company grows and other designers join you. It’s necessary to maintain products consistency now, and the only way to do that is…

Astro Beyond the Web. Transforming a web design system for new
Transforming a web design system for new platforms is, unsurprisingly, an exercise in making tradeoffs, deciding what makes sense to bring along (✅), and what doesn’t (⛔️). Astro is a design system…

From Ex-Adobe Employee: On Adobe Acquiring Figma
Last week was eventful and, based on one’s stock portfolio, painful. Over the years that I worked at Adobe, I bought into the ADBE stock through labor (RSU) and money (ESPP). A big portion of my net…

Radio buttons, checkboxes, toggle switches, and dropdown lists: design tips for using selection controls
Radio buttons, checkboxes, toggles, and dropdowns are UI controls that allow users to make a selection. Although they have been in user interfaces for a long time, product designers still have a lot…

Design System Videos:

Why Figma Styles are limited — Get full control with Figma
#designtokens #figma #figmatokens This is a snippet of the 4h workshop which Jan Six, Creator of Figma Tokens gave at Into Design Systems. 👉🏻 Here you can …

Automation Plug-Ins:

Instance Utils
Gives you ultimate control over nested instances, tweak ◇s around without detaching. 👉 Video Tutorial Work best on instances that’s using Auto-Layout V4.0 This plugin is inspired by Gleb’s Master plugin Major Update Highlights: Monday, Aug, 8th, 2022 Added back Table (row based) control func…

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We hope you find these resources useful and that they help to inspire your own work in the Design Systems space.

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Cheers from your Design Systems Friends