Design tokens also make it easier for teams to maintain consistency across different products and channels. When design decisions are codified in a set of design tokens, it becomes much easier for designers and developers to ensure that branding is consistently applied across all touchpoints. This is especially important in today’s multi-channel, multi-device world, where customers expect a seamless brand experience across all channels.

Another advantage of design tokens is that they can be used to create a flexible, scalable system that can be easily updated and maintained as the product or brand evolves. This means that teams can focus on creating new features and improving the user experience.

Are you interested in learning more about design systems and design tokens? Visit our Design Systems hub or reach out to us.

See also: Mixin Design Tokens

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