An Event Apart DC 2018: Why Design Systems Fail by 
Una Kravets

Una is awesome. Last year she did a fantastic talk about the technological challenges behind optimizing images, and this year she followed up with a strategic look at design systems and their failures. As someone who’s working to (re)build a design system, I found the talk to be both timely and enlightening.

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Una said the following opinion could be considered controversial:

As for me, I think everyone has a design system, but for some people that system is called “chaos”.