January 22, 2022

JSTOR Releases Design System as Open Source

From Ithaka:

JSTOR’s platform team has publicly released Pharos, JSTOR’s new design system, as open source. The system serves as a guide for ITHAKA’s product teams to create cohesive, supportive, and beautiful experiences for JSTOR’s users.

Selection from the Pharos design system interface

We wrote a detailed account of the team’s journey in creating a design system from the ground up. Our hope is that by sharing Pharos, it will help others in the design and product development community learn from our experience. We also hope they will help us strengthen Pharos with their feedback and contributions.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.