I learned a lot about Atomic Design and Design Systems. It’s a product serving other products.
The project had many challenges, but the most challenging step was communicating the importance of the Design System within the business, in particular with Capita as a consultancy with many design departments. Thankfully, we were able to present it to some of our directors and to evangelise other parts of the business when they came to consult with us.
I particularly loved seeing the components being built and used. Every time the team needed to start a new project they didn’t have to waste time on the design of a button or other component, just focused on the problem they were trying to solve in a more efficient way.