Building a design system around collaboration not components

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Shafqat and I both joined the British Red Cross (BRC) in June during the lockdown and as you can imagine starting a new job from home can be quite challenging.

Having easy access to information during those times is even more crucial than ever and can really dictate the success of an induction week and even new employee’s happiness. Even though we can all agree that access to information can be improved, there is still a central place where new starters are able to find everything they need, from mandatory training to booking days off and that is immensely useful.

What was the problem?

When it comes to development and design, it’s easy to assume that designers and developers have it all figured out. That every component, style, class, element, button and colour we use on our websites and applications exist somewhere with a label on them and are easily accessible. …

Agnes darricau

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