Jonny, Barry and I had a really great call with Jouni and Pierre from Aragon and Simona from bounties network. We all want to build a design system together, and they have both made really great starts, which they are going to integrate under https://lorikeet.design. Pierre is working on moving everything from https://ui.aragon.one across, and Simona will make sure all the https://components.bounties.network stuff gets put in that repo too, and that we figure out how to split "base level" components from branded ones, such that we can really develop the framework for an ongoing and neutral community design system that can be used easily by anyone. I really think this is an awesome opportunity (having tried to organise this kind of thing before, largely failed, and having learnt some lessons along the way).
a. We have a common repo, and people with the necessary skills, time and commitment have all agreed to work in it: https://github.com/lorikeetui/
b. A lot of the initial work has already been done by Aragon and bounties.network - both teams known and awarded for their designs. There is an email thread summing up what they will be doing as next steps.
c. We all use the same tools - GitHub, React, (even including React Spring and other animation frameworks) and Figma.
d. This sort of interoperability between projects is rare, and is a big opportunity to do something broadly useful, not just design in silos.
e. This should actually help align our design at Status in general more with community standards and needs.
I cc’ed Andrei and Maciej into the thread, but would like anyone and everyone’s feedback on this if you feel so inclined.