Design systems will never replace design jobs (here’s why)(

9 months ago from Catalin Vasile, Designer. Developer. Maker.

  • Josh Rio, 9 months ago

    Design Systems do, and will replace design jobs not through automation but through efficiency.

    I'm not too sure why this is a point of contention. A good design system decreases the number of designers required to design, maintain or scale a product.

    As a result, if your design team went from 10 - 5 then your design system replaced 5 jobs. This is the point.

    In fact, if you design a system that doesn't replace design jobs, then you haven't really designed a very good system in the first place.

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    • Rhys MerrittRhys Merritt, 9 months ago

      If you can be replaced by a design system - you're not offering much value to a design team to begin with.

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      • Gavin McFarlandGavin McFarland, 9 months ago

        Well unfortunately I think that can be the case, but it's not a reflection of the designer but rather the company you're working for (sometimes).

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