By now everyone seems to know that design systems are great. They make your work easier, faster and cheaper, you don’t even need designers anymore — or do you?


Illustration showing how to get design knowledge as tokens from a design tool to json and from there to any coding language.
Illustration showing how to get design knowledge as tokens from a design tool to json and from there to any coding language.
Getting design tokens from design tools to code.
  • How to lean on design tokens to make better design decisions
  • How to use them when specifying and documenting your designs
  • How to integrate design tokens into the development pipeline

Improve your design with design tokens


Translating designs into products is hard! Learn how design tokens make building products easier for both designers and developers.

What are design tokens

Descriptions of design tokens in the field


Intro image: iterate
Intro image: iterate


Illustration visualising how proximity helps to guide the users attention.
Illustration visualising how proximity helps to guide the users attention.
Proximity guides user attention and organises elements into groups

According to gestalt psychology, we need to organise what we see to make sense of the world. Without using patterns to order out vision, we would overwhelm our brain. The gestalt psychologists formalised those patterns as the gestalt principles.

What is the principle of proximity?



As designers we often start a new design file without any thought and let it grow however it will. This can lead to problems for others who have to work with our file, but we can help this with a some simple methods.

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The future of design tools?

What is awesome

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Lukas Oppermann

Product designer with a love for complex problems & data. Everything I post on Medium is a copy — the originals are on my own website: https://www.vea.re

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