8 comments

  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 4 years ago

    Tangential question: Is there a design-related reason why Trello is completely separate from Atlassian's system?

    8 points
  • Jon MyersJon Myers, 4 years ago

    Honest question, criticism.

    How was this design system conceptualized?

    This feels more like a marketing piece, open design style guide (pattern library) using existing bits that are retroactively stuffed into the concept of a design system.

    Whereas design systems like say Shopify’s Polaris, it seems like behind Shopify’s approach is a real intention, a deliberate visual language at the macro and micro level, and the design system has been holistically conceptualized, executed and integrated into a living product.

    https://polaris.shopify.com/

    I’m not sure I understand what the rationales are behind Nacho because the documentation on the actual principles, philosophy, and approach are shallow and incoherent.

    At least to me. Help me out, maybe I'm missing something?

    It feels like a lot of companies are rushing out there to throw out a “Design System” without really embracing and executing on what that means and why.

    As a design style guide, pattern library this seems well done given the legacy of bits and pieces being dealt with.

    As a design system, I don’t see it.

    4 points
    • Dylan SmithDylan Smith, 4 years ago

      This feels more like a marketing piece, open design style guide (pattern library) using existing bits that are retroactively stuffed into the concept of a design system.

      It's possible this is the case, but also that it's a stepping stone toward consolidating everything in order to make future changes easier.

      0 points
  • Alex CampAlex Camp, 4 years ago

    Pretty comprehensive style guide, nice work

    2 points
  • Cenk ÖzbakırCenk Özbakır, 4 years ago

    This looks good and is definitely a nice overview over how to organise and architect a design system. I especially like the Colors page. That said, the page changing animation feels a bit slow, and the whole "Nachos" thing is a bit too gimmicky.

    I like Marvel’s Style Guide more, to be honest: https://marvelapp.com/styleguide/overview/introduction

    1 point
  • Jesse C.Jesse C., 4 years ago

    I feel like lines similar to "I love nachos" going to be viewed like the "I'm So Random" copypasta eventually? You see a lot of similar ones on designer's portfolios.

    1 point