Measure the impact
Set clear KPIs to determine the efficacy and adoption of the design system within the organization. Use metrics to establish a baseline of how applications are maintained so that future adoption impact can be measured. Understanding the impact on the KPIs of each application is as important as understanding the impact of the design system itself.
Delivering on the value of the design system is an incremental effort and should be showcased throughout development. Don’t hide the design system effort behind a curtain and expect a big reveal to wow everyone. Since design systems are to be treated as products, they should follow the same best practices. Measuring the impact over time is easier when it is an ongoing conversation.