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Setting up the design system


Jimi Wikman

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As I prepare for the next step in my life, I am also taking some time to dig into the other creative side to start setting up a design system. This will help me do mockups for content before I build it. It will also allow me to be more consistent with content as I reuse components rather than inventing them from scratch every time. As I will share some aspects with the Prisma methodology design as part of the Flexible Atlassian Setup, there will be some overlap. This will speed things up for when I build the Prisma community later on.

A Design system takes a while to build, but I am in no rush, so I will let it take the time it takes. The foundation of colors and fonts are pretty straight forward and I already have made the basic color work. I will still need to add the Invision Community specific colors and fonts, but that will take longer to untangle as Invision Community does not have a design guide yet.

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With the base colors, I can start doing some concept art, which is important for some articles and documentation I am creating. What I need most though are the components so I can start building more pages and start structuring the database templates. This will require a little time to set up with the component props, but it should be easy to use later on.

As you can see from the screenshot above, I am focusing on the brand colors to create the variations and then I have created some gradients. I have also created a Confluence space for documentation, but I will keep that one closed for now until I have any content there. The documentation is more long term anyway, as I don't need a lot of documentation for my self.

I am also taking some time during the design to mapping out some YouTube content, like classification and styles. This is also tied in to the mapping I am making in Jira using the StoryMap plugin.

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So, all in all, I am setting up the foundation for next year and I am planning a lot. As things get more structured, I also feel more eager to start building!

Next year will be awesome.

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