Design with Code Revolution: UXPin + Storybook Integration

There are many ways for product teams to achieve greater efficiency and consistency in the design handoff.

At UXPin, we believe in silos-free teams and that the communication between designers and developers should be as smooth as possible. That’s why we decided to create an integration that will allow product teams to use the single source of truth so that everybody can work with the same components and technology.

From now on, designers can bring production-ready and fully interactive components from Storybook to UXPin editor and design with them right away. If you want to simplify the handoff and speed up the go-to-market, this is the solution you’re looking for.

The product drift challenge

The main reason for that is designers and developers speaking different languages — using different technologies in their tools.

So, instead of working with the real components that already have all interactions fleshed out and are created with the right properties, designers need to fake all of that. To get to the stage where everything is in line with the concept, there will be (too) many iterations.

Don’t worry. There are some tools that offer a code-based approach. Thanks to this, the elements will look and behave the same way as an end-product and will bring you closer to the wanted consistency. Also, it doesn’t require you to know how to code. Great, right? But why stop there? Let’s go one step further.

Usually, when you aim for consistency and try to standardize all the elements used in designs like typography, UI patterns, etc., you build a Design System and then have all the production-ready components organized in developers’ repositories.

How about using what has already been developed in new designs? It’d make things easier to import the ready components that devs have to the design tool library and prototype with them right away.

The ultimate single source of truth

The first solution we offered was the integration with Git repositories like Github, Bitbucket, GitLab, and more. It turned out to be a game-changer on the market for many tech giants, like PayPal. They have adapted Merge and completely redefined their DesignOps process. This change allowed them to speed up the design process over 6 times and reduce the handoff process to the minimum.

To enable this solution for more product teams, we decided to expand Merge technology. So, here we are with another integration. This time, with the help of a leader among UI development tools for developers, — Storybook.

This brand new integration gives you the freedom of using more frameworks (around 15) and cuts down the whole setup process to 1 minute.

If you want to get to know more about the integration, see our Docs.

Benefits of the integration

Build advanced UI fast

Besides speed, you also improve the design consistency. The Storybook components are in line with your production standards, so you don’t have to spend time matching the right colors, fonts, or rebuilding parts of the UI.

Manage only one library

Handoff revolution

Try UXPin + Storybook integration with your team

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