Hey folks! The Haiku team is thrilled to launch Diez today — an open source tool for creating & compiling design languages across native iOS, Android, and Web.
Diez is a design token solution, a spiritual successor to pioneering tools like Theo and StyleDictionary.
What makes Diez unique is that you can compose an entire design language out of tokens. Thanks to the structure of being built on a full programming language (TypeScript,) Diez allows you to express any visual identity — with structure, documentation, reusability, autocomplete, and other goodies. Diez is a joy for developers to use, across native iOS, Android and the Web. And it's a joy for designers to see their designs coming to life consistently across apps & websites.
In short: Diez is the world's most powerful design token solution at scale. If you work at a company with several different codebases/teams, and want to deliver a consistent visual identity across your apps & websites—check out Diez. Or share with a developer :)
Get started at https://diez.org
The principles of this seem great on the surface, but one challenge most established teams have is visualizing the benefits of this kind of system optimization. Is it faster? Will my engineers be able to comprehend it faster? Does the Sketch integration auto-sync w prod/staging servers? Can you show me?
Keeping front-end design systems humming is a big investment. A case study w benefits to the workflow would be helpful in adopting a tool like this.
Hey Andrew, great feedback & questions!
1.) Since Diez just launched open-source, we need a bit of time before we land legit case-studies. That said, our beta-testers included teams from well known companies like Accenture, NBC/Universal, The Guardian, Cisco, Patreon, P&G, Atlassian, and McKinsey — we continue to work closely with several of these teams, and we're offering integration, support, and training as part of Diez Enterprise Edition.
In short, we'll be publishing case-studies as soon as we possibly can.
2.) To your specific questions " Is it faster?  Will my engineers be able to comprehend it faster?  Does the Sketch integration auto-sync w prod/staging servers?  Can you show me?"
 Yes  Yes  No: if you want this functionality it needs to be set up by your developers; Diez offers the tools for DIY automation but no servers/services  Yes absolutely.
Fill out the form for Diez Enterprise Edition at the bottom of diez.org and I'll be in touch to schedule a call with your team.
Hello fellow child-at-heart! :)
(Diez is the Spanish number 10, pronounced /'djes/, or "D S". Like "Design System.")