What is a design system?

Employees and customers choose to engage with your brand in an evermore varied way. We look into what a design system is and what it can do for your business.

In short, a design system is a collection of collatable components. A design system provides you guidance on user experience patterns and visual style. It creates consistency and reduces time for your project pipeline. A design system allows your team to focus on core business objectives and not get busied with fictitious visual problems.


Design systems for your business

Design system are more than just what we see. It’s how design should be talked about within your business. A design system is for everyone within your brand; executive members, managers, doers and everyone in-between. As we’re seeing in every product and service industry, design is becoming key for your business.

Google, Apple, Shopify and even GOV.UK have all implemented their own design systems. These design systems are extremely interesting as they have been achieved at such a grand scale. The time and investment into creating a repeatable component based system now allows them to tackle other more concerning problems. All businesses have similar woes; design systems help provide solutions for them.

Creating a design system takes time. It needs to touch upon every aspect of your business. Everyone is required to accept, adopt and adapt it. It’s a fluid beast that continuously evolves as your business grows. By developing a design system you will increase productivity and collaboration, improve quality, consistency and accessibility.

For our partners

We developed a design system for our partner, CreditSwift, a disruptive credit score agency. It allows them to quickly and effectively create new pages whilst maintaining a consistent experience. Doing business is difficult at the best of times. A design system reduces the friction and allows you to focus on the core objectives. Their success is down to the agility enabled down through the business from the top.


At Glue, we help businesses propel their brand into the future. We create design systems and seamlessly integrate them into your DNA, getting buy-in at every level of your organisation. Speak to us to implement a design system that drives impetus for your brand.

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