Intro to design token schema | James Nash, Louis Chenais

An interesting look at the early draft proposal for an official design token specification and file format. The pitch is a strong one: standardise design tokens so that every tool can understand them, and display them in the most appropriate way. An IDE could show the underlying code; a design tool like Figma could show visual widgets like colour swatches and type hierarchies. Better still, you have one file that all systems ingest, so a change in one place should flood throughout the system: a designer changes a colour token in Figma, the live code updates.

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