Building a design system without knowing how it is used can be very tricky, and even the simplest of questions can be hard to answer. Do you know how often your components are used? Can you remove deprecated components from code? What is the adoption of your design system?

We wanted to know the answers to these questions, and that is why we started an initiative to measure our design system.

Looking for the right metrics

Generally, you can measure a design system in two ways — in soft metrics and hard metrics. You can measure soft metrics through surveys such as SUS or NPS…

Filip Daniško

Software Engineer at Productboard before Design systems and accessibility enthusiast.

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