Design systems are growing in popularity, but still, very few people can claim that they have built multiple complex design systems in their career. That leads to designers and engineers having a strong need to check how other people in the industry solved specific problems. When we kicked off work on our design system at UXPin, I'd have to constantly visit repositories of systems like IBM Carbon or Shopify Polaris to check how they approached, e.g. icons or colors in their systems. Every visit like that is time–consuming and distracting.
I decided to solve this problem by creating an open source platform where members of the community could share their analyses of design systems. Every system can be described with metadata spanning dozens of categories and covering everything from the depth of used technologies to the structure of the documentation.