While talking about design systems, I recognized that we are mostly talking about pattern libraries. A functioning design system not also consists of the building blocks themselves but also has a set of rules that form the glue between components and people.
I was involved in the creation of the design system for a car manufacturer’s new global digital design working for the agency SinnerSchrader. In this playbook I collected our successes, failures and other learnings from my research around this topic. This article is about the greatest essence of my learnings: Interrelationships in design systems.