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Design Tokens Architecture Community Group

This Community Group will develop the Design Tokens Architecture: A methodology to collect, store and distribute design tokens systematically at scale, from simple, single brands, to widely complex, multi-brand organizations. This group will also produce the Design Tokens Architecture Specification to define taxonomy conventions for design tokens and design token systems. The Design Tokens Architecture Specification will also aim to extend the scope of design tokens from design-specific attributes to textual elements, utilities, code snippets, functions, and assets. And offer broader cross-platform applicability and reliability and cross-team understandability due to the addition of token clusters, token tiers, token categories, and token types.

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This Community Group will develop the Design Tokens Architecture: A methodology to collect, store and distribute design tokens systematically at scale, from simple, single brands, to widely complex, multi-brand organizations.

This group will also produce the Design Tokens Architecture Specification to define taxonomy conventions for design tokens and design token systems.

The Design Tokens Architecture Specification will also aim to extend the scope of design tokens from design-specific attributes to textual elements, utilities, code snippets, functions, and assets. And offer broader cross-platform applicability and reliability and cross-team understandability due to the addition of token clusters, token tiers, token categories, and token types.


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This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2022-11-01 by Milber Ferreira. The following people supported its creation: Milber Ferreira, somin kim, Brandi Kolosky, Ian Jacobs, Nathan Brown. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.

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