Create effective designs at scale

Document best practices and build a design system from the bottom up


About this collection

Your organization is growing, and your designs are getting more complex and sophisticated. Now is the perfect time to formalize your practices and get what you know recorded. The templates in this collection can help you scale your design team’s efforts by showing you how to build a component library, lock down writing guidelines, and develop a design system that all teams can use.

Create effective designs at scale

How to use this collection

Design component template

Tony Starr

Lead Content Designer
Atlassian

Design component

Document components in your design system with this handy template.

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Step 1. Build out your component library

The first step in creating a design system is identifying and documenting your design components. These are the reusable elements that designers combine together when they’re creating something new. Our design component template will help you catalog your assets and record details of behavior and usage as you build out your library.

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Writing guidelines template

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Writing guidelines

Document writing guidelines to keep messaging consistent across your organization or product.

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Step 2. Align on writing guidelines

Teach your team the tricks of the writing trade with guidelines that explain the principles behind the copy. From lofty principles to nuances of voice and tone, aligning on writing guidelines will help you keep copy consistent across your organization and educate cross-functional partners. Plus, they save writers time by simplifying decision-making and teaching designers how to write better first-pass copy.

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Design system template

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Design system

Create a design system to help stay aligned and consistent across assets as you scale.

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Step 3. Develop your design system

Put all the pieces together with the design system template by InVision. This template will help you organize and document your thinking as you develop your organization’s design system. Then, your team can use your design system to speed up decision-making, reduce design debt, and improve designs going forward.

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