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Building a Mobile Design System

Building a Mobile Design System

Learn how to build a mobile design system from the ground up. Learn what a design system is, how it's useful to your team, how it can help speed up your development and the first few things you need to focus on to get started successfully.

Kristina Fox

March 22, 2019
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    MOBILE
    DESIGN SYSTEMS
    Kristina Fox | Senior iOS Engineer | Intuit

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    design system?
    W H A T I S A

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    Design system
    Design system
    A series of components that can be reused in
    different combinations. Design systems allow
    you to manage design at scale.
    W H A T I S A D E S I G N S Y S T E M ?
    f o r u m o n e . c o m / i d e a s / w h a t - i s - d e s i g n - s y s t e m

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    b r a d f r o s t . c o m / b l o g / p o s t / a t o m i c - w e b - d e s i g n /

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    benefit?
    W H O D O E S I T

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    Everyone!
    Everyone!
    W H O D O E S I T B E N E F I T ?
    !
    Engineers
    "
    Designers
    #
    End users

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    applicable?
    W H E R E I S I T

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    a i r b n b . d e s i g n / b u i l d i n g - a - v i s u a l - l a n g u a g e

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    get started?
    H O W D O Y O U

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    $
    “How to create a mobile design system”

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    How to implement a mobile design system

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    b r a d f r o s t . c o m / b l o g / p o s t / a t o m i c - w e b - d e s i g n /

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    What are the most basic building blocks?

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    What are the most basic building blocks?
    Fonts and colors!

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    Congrats! You’re already started!

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    Fonts
    Fonts
    H O W D O Y O U G E T S T A R T E D ?
    enum FontStyle {
    case display1
    case display2
    case display3
    case headline
    case headline2
    case hero
    case pageTitle
    }

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    Colors
    Colors
    H O W D O Y O U G E T S T A R T E D ?
    enum Color {
    case blue01
    case blue02
    case blue03
    case quickbooksGreen
    case quickbooksLtGray
    case quickbooksDkGray
    case pink01
    }

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    label.textColor =
    UIColor(named: "blue01")

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    UI Controls
    UI Controls
    H O W D O Y O U G E T S T A R T E D ?
    UIKit standard
    QuickBooks Self-Employed
    Lyft

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    UI Components
    UI Components
    H O W D O Y O U G E T S T A R T E D ?
    let doneButton = ActionButton()

    doneButton.setButton(style: .Save)
    Done

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    UI Components
    UI Components
    H O W D O Y O U G E T S T A R T E D ?
    let deleteButton = ActionButton()

    deleteButton.setButton(style: .Destructive)

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    View Components
    View Components
    H O W D O Y O U G E T S T A R T E D ?
    a i r b n b . d e s i g n / b u i l d i n g - a - v i s u a l - l a n g u a g e

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    View Components
    View Components
    H O W D O Y O U G E T S T A R T E D ?
    d e s i g n s y s t e m . q u i c k b o o k s . c o m / b o l t

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    Piecing Together
    Piecing it Together
    H O W D O Y O U G E T S T A R T E D ?

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    Epoxy by Airbnb
    Epoxy by Airbnb
    H O W D O Y O U G E T S T A R T E D ?
    override fun buildModels(photos: List, loadingMore: Boolean) {
    }
    g i t h u b . c o m / a i r b n b / e p o x y
    header {
    id("header")
    title("My Photos")
    description("My album description!")
    }
    photos.forEach {
    photoView {
    id(it.id())
    url(it.url())
    }
    }

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    Implementing de
    Implementing Design Systems
    H O W D O Y O U G E T S T A R T E D ?
    • Fonts & Colors
    • UI Controls
    • UI Components
    • View Components
    • Piecing it together

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    keep others aligned?
    H O W D O Y O U

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    Documentation
    Documentation is Key
    H O W D O Y O U K E E P O T H E R S A L I G N E D ?
    m a t e r i a l . i o / d e v e l o p / i o s / c o m p o n e n t s / b u t t o n s /

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    Stay in sync with
    Stay in sync with design
    H O W D O Y O U K E E P O T H E R S A L I G N E D ?
    !
    Engineers
    "
    Designers

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    things to keep in mind?
    W H A T A R E S O M E

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    Over-engineering
    Over-engineering is bad
    W H A T A R E S O M E T H I N G S T O K E E P I N M I N D ?
    Just because you can, doesn’t
    mean you should.

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    Building a workin
    Building a working relationship
    W H A T A R E S O M E T H I N G S T O K E E P I N M I N D ?
    !
    Engineers
    "
    Designers

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    Thanks!
    @krstnfx | kristina.io

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