One of the most dangerous problems in product design is design duplication, which leads to fragmentation, and fragmentation leads to inconsistency. Identifying duplication of design elements helps a team to avoid the scenario in which team members build an element from scratch only to find that a similar version of it already exists.
That’s why classifying all the visual components within the product should be the first task that the design team does before building a design system. You need to look at the visual qualities of your design elements. This activity has two goals:
- Highlight the areas with the most significant inconsistencies within the product.
- Identify the most important and most used elements and components of the product.
A UI audit is a multi-step process. It’s essential to identify principal UI properties such as colors, fonts, imagery first, and only then, analyze how these properties are to be used in the components. Use a tool like CSS Stats to see how many unique colors, typefaces you have in your style sheets.
Keep reading the article at Elementor Blog. The article was originally written by Nick Babich on 2020-05-06 05:46:27.
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