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The Atlassian Design System: Creating Design Harmony at Scale



medium bookmark / Raindrop.io | By UX When Atlassian expanded their focus on design in 2012, Jürgen Spangl was hired as the new Head of Design. One of the first projects he initiated was creating the Atlassian Design Guidelines (ADG) – their new internal design system. At the time, they faced several challenges common to scaling a design practice: Design inconsistency – For example, 45 different types of dropdowns. Insufficient tooling – The team needed more powerful design tools to scale their work across multiple products. Redundant questions – Atlassian