Episode 73: Avoiding a Litany of Mistakes that Design Systems Fix with Micah Godbolt

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Micah Godbolt talks with John and Craig about what a design system is, how it can help, when you should use a design system, and how to learn more about design systems.

Recording date: 2020-01-14

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

Micah Godbolt @MicahGodbolt



  • 02:20 Guest introduction
  • 03:31 What is a design system?
  • 08:53 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 09:56 Bootstrap, Tailwind, Material?
  • 19:18 Sponsor: IdeaBlade
  • 20:32 How does a design system help?
  • 23:49 When is a design system not worth your time?
  • 26:15 How to show ROI for a design system?
  • 29:30 How have design systems solved problems?
  • 33:46 How do you learn more about design systems?
  • 39:45 Final thoughts

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