10 Questions to Ask When Planning for Design System Maintenance

Answering the hard questions between you and the efficient, long-term maintenance of your design system.

So you’ve embarked upon creating a design system, and perhaps already finished it. This checklist can help you focus on answering the hard questions between you and the efficient, long-term maintenance of your design system.

Design systems can help reduce your product team’s operational costs and increase speed to market, but only if you have a plan to maintain the design system that allows you to move quickly, innovate, and maintain consistency as efficiently as possible.

If you’ve embarked upon creating a design system, or perhaps already finished it, this checklist can help you focus on answering the hard questions between you and the efficient, long-term maintenance of your design system.

Sample question include:

  • Is your component library documented in code that references real UI components?
  • Do you have your documentation collected in a single source of truth?
  • Do you have a clearly defined governance process?

Authored By

Devin Smith

Vice President, Strategy

How can this checklist help you?

  • The Benefits of a Design System and Maintaining One
  • 10 Questions to Ask to Maintain a Design System
  • One Bonus Question
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10 Questions to Ask When Planning for Design System Maintenance

Answering the hard questions between you and the efficient, long-term maintenance of your design system.

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