Design System Canvas

When starting to frame your business case, and combining the main building blocks of your proposal, it can be helpful to run a team exercise with all the essential brains in the room.

Inspired by the popular Business Model Canvas, the Design System Canvas is a handy resource I’ve created to help you build a compelling business case for your design system.

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Identify Business Objectives

Align your Design System initiative to strategic business outcomes

Plan for resourcing

Clearly structure what resources will be needed to undertake the project

Outline Benefits

Articulate the benefits of the initiative for both your team & wider business

Timeline & ROI

Determine the length of the rollout, and where you'll see a return on investment