Let’s walk through how this works together

Step 1: Contribute

Add new or enhance
existing asset

You can do this!

First, before you start to add a new component or pattern or content guideline, check the QuickBooks Design System (yes, you’re looking at it now at designsystem.quickbooks.com). If a similar thing already exists, you can suggest enhancements to it. If you’re contributing a new thing, then just keep going. For both enhancements and new work, use the contribution form.

Step 2: Review

Accept or reject

The QuickBooks Design System team does this.

Once you send off your contribution, the QuickBooks Design System team will see how it fits in the system. They’ll answer questions like “How does this work with existing patterns?” and “Is this contribution complete and clear?” and “Where will this new thing go?” You might help the team answer these questions, and that’s the next step. If the request is accepted, the QBDS team will create a Jira story for it and move it along.

Step 3: Collaborate

Revise asset or content
as needed

You and the QuickBooks Design System team do this.

Here’s where you work with the QuickBooks Design team to refine your asset or content. As we’re developing standards that everyone will follow, we’ll collaborate to make sure your contribution is clear, helpful, and supported by good examples. We’ll also make sure we state a strong rationale for design decisions: not just what we did but also why.

Step 4: Create

Draft new or update
existing page

The QuickBooks Design System team does this.

Now that you’ve polished your contribution, the QuickBooks Design Systems team will take over and start to create the page or pages that show it off. They’ll also make sure your contribution fits smartly in the architecture and navigation of the site.

Step 5: Publish

Review / approve / revise

You and the QuickBooks Design System team do this.

Here’s your chance to review the page or pages that display your work. This is a good chance for you to check your contribution again. Is everything clear? Will our fellow designers find this helpful? Do we offer enough examples that show how this thing works?

Step 6: Announce

Share new or enhanced asset

The QuickBooks Design System team does this (and you can help).

You’re happy with the work, and the QuickBooks Design System team is too. It’s live! Now the team will tell our design community about the new work. And for you, it’s time to brag a little. Send an email or Slack message to your team to spread the news. We’ll promote it too, spreading the word about the new standard we can all use as we advance QuickBooks design.

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