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The Most Exciting Design Systems Are Boring

What it says on the tin.

Design-system builders should resist the lure of the new. Don’t confuse design-system work with a rebrand or a tech-stack overhaul. The system’s design patterns should be familiar, even boring.

The job is not to invent, but to curate.

When building a design system, the primary job is in working with what's already existing rather than starting from scratch and greenfielding everything.