Inayaili de León Persson is Senior Digital Product Designer at Make Us Proud, a London-based digital product agency. She writes frequently for well-known online publications and on her own web design blog. She speaks regularly at local and international web conferences, and meet-ups, and currently serves on the expert panel of .net magazine, the UK's leading web design publication, and Smashing Magazine. She's the co-author of "Pro CSS for High Traffic Websites" (Apress, 2011), and author of "Moving to Responsive Web Design" (Apress, 2016). She’s Panamanian Portuguese, born in the USSR, and lives in London — her favourite city in the world.
Creating a design system is not an easy feat, but making sure it's implemented, maintained, and doesn't suffer a slow, painful and quiet ending can be an even less attainable achievement. How do you make sure your design system is kept alive and healthy? How can you encourage usage and participation? Let's look at some simple and interesting ways that you can put into practice today to make your design system flourish.