Design Systems

Management of design elements becomes more complex as organizations grow larger. Without a design system, maintenance is time-consuming and expensive. The improvement or renewal of products is also more complex without a system. Designers complain about repetitive work that is not challenging. And developers develop wrong designs. But developing a design system is easier said than done. Tokens. Governance. Libraries. Guidelines. So on and on. Hike One can help you. With setting up, smart design, and training. Or, if you have a system: with an audit.

Why a design system?

A design system is a complete set of standards with easily reusable elements in a central and accessible platform with the aim of:

  • Consistency of the brand, design elements and user flows
  • Consistency across all channels
  • Uniform working methods, even when product teams work across departments and chapters
  • Manageability in the maintenance of your designs
  • Faster rollout of new or improved services

Is it also suitable for you?

Maybe. A design system ensures more manageability, standardization and speed when delivering new products or features.

Design systems have two minimum conditions in the long term:

  • The design system itself, smartly designed and expandable. Naturally.
  • A small, dedicated team that will manage the system and support users.

Both are necessary to work more productively and cost-efficiently in the long term.

What can we help with?

Hike One helps with choosing, designing, configuring and maintaining design systems. We can support you from the beginning to the transfer. Or even do it entirely for you, including training the team that will work with it.

If you have already set up a design system, we can help you with an audit that will provide a set of points for improvement.

White paper

If you leave your details, you will receive our whitepaper: the businesscase for design systems

From absent to incidental
From incidental to structural
From structural to integral
User research is incidental and ad hoc.
Fragmented and outdated user journey maps.

Insights are not findable or accessible for every team.

No set of fixed methods.
Initiating fixed working methods.


The user journey becomes the starting point for the workflow.

Central storage of insights. Rights and access are managed.

Continuous user research, testing and implementation of improvements.
The same, interchangeable methods for collecting user data throughout the organization.

It is clear who can (and must) make the decisions.

Every product team - in all relevant chapters and departments - has the same way of working.
Hike One helpt
We start with a short audit.

We help you realize your first successes.

We give you the tools to work based on user data. We collect input from your target group.

Depending on where you are, Hike One can take responsibility while we take care of the implementation together.
We help with creating structure, defining roles and selecting the right tools.

We help to coach your (new) experts in-house.

We ensure that you can deliver consistently high quality with less effort.

Together we continuously map and manage the user journey, with responsibility increasingly shifting to your own team members.
We help you get the entire organization working based on user journeys.

We spread the gospel across all silos and we help coach the coaches.

If necessary, we help develop the business case and present it at C-level.

About Hike One

Hike One supports organizations in designing and improving their digital products. We mainly work for corporates, SMEs, and government agencies. In 2023, Hike One was named the best UX design agency in the Netherlands by Emerce 100 based on customer feedback. Hike One's clients include ASML, Heineken, Liberty Global, Municipality of Amsterdam, Marktplaats, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Philips, Rabobank, Rituals, and Signify.

More services from Hike One

Hike One assists product teams and design departments in working according to the latest best practices. We provide coaching and support, as well as temporary hiring of design experts. Feel free to contact us if you don't immediately find what you're looking for.

Prefer to speak to someone?

Feel free to call to discuss the possibilities.
David van Duinen
06 46 24 31 49
Caya Kempe
06 42 88 78 36