Why design systems have their own name?

5 years ago from , software designer

I was searching for design system case studies and found out that many design systems have their own names, like Shopify's Polaris, IBM's Carbon, WeWork's Plasma, Trello's Nachos... and so on.

Is there any specific reason for setting a new name for them instead of just calling them 'Shopify Design Systems' or 'WeWork Design System'?

1 comment

  • Ken Em, 5 years ago

    Blame it on the schmoes in marketing. They need to come up with a snazzy name. Calling it something intuitive would be boring (to them).

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