DataCite Design System is ready to be worn.

https://doi.org/10.5438/tpah-aj25

At DataCite, we are excited to announce the introduction of our new design system.

As an organization that values collaboration and innovation, we constantly look for ways to improve our processes and products. That is why we have developed a design system that will provide our teams with a consistent and user-friendly design language for our web services.

For our team, the design system streamlines the development process, reduces redundancy, and improves efficiency. This allows the DataCite team to focus on more important tasks, such as building new features and improving the overall user experience. For our members, the design system ensures that their experience with the products and services is consistent and intuitive, regardless of which platform they are using. This, we hope, creates a sense of familiarity and trust, leading to increased user engagement. Ultimately, our design system is a win-win for both our team and members, as it leads to better, more consistent products and a better overall user experience

In addition, our Design System allows for flexibility and adaptability in our design work. With a modular approach to design, our team can easily customize and extend the design system to fit the specific needs of new projects, while still maintaining a consistent look and feel.

We are excited to see how the DataCite Design System will improve the design and development process at DataCite, and we are confident that it will be a valuable addition to our toolset. 

We encourage any feedback and ideas towards the design system itself as well! If you are interested in contributing, check out our guidelines to get started. Do you have any questions? Open an issue on our Design System issue tracker. Otherwise, be sure to check out the Toolkit.

One of the first places where you will see the new DataCite Design System in action will be on our homepage (datacite.org), so stay tuned for more updates on Design System and our continued efforts to improve and innovate at DataCite.