• Isaac WeinhausenIsaac Weinhausen, 6 years ago

    How is "atomic design" all of a sudden a new and shiny thing? Systems design has been around for a long time. This drives me nuts. It's not new or magic, it's simply good detailed design. It's a particular solution for a particular problem. You as the designer still need to define the problem, design the solution, and ship the work, of which may or may not be "atomic design".

    14 points
    • Daniel WearneDaniel Wearne, 6 years ago

      but she's got a new hat New Hat

      7 points
    • Laurens SpangenbergLaurens Spangenberg, 6 years ago

      I haven't heard atomic design being mentioned for a while so I glanced over his original post about it and it didn't seem much different from complex branding styleguides that cover a wide array of mediums, which have existed for at least the past 50 years if not longer. If anyone could correct or clarify what exactly makes "atomic design" particularly important or unique that would be great.

      0 points
    • louie solomonlouie solomon, 6 years ago

      Isn't Atomic Design one specific interpretation of systems design though? I haven't read the entire book, but the author doesn't seem to be claiming that he invented the design system; rather, he has a specific methodology for creating them.

      3 points
  • Duke CavinskiDuke Cavinski, 6 years ago

    Just slightly curious how this didn't become A Book Apart.

    7 points
  • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, 6 years ago

    Maybe we could get an AMA from Brad Frost.

    2 points
  • Damián HernándezDamián Hernández, 6 years ago


    1 point