This is the roadmap of Nord Design System, based on our planned design and development path. Subject to change based on user needs and feedback. Full backlog can be found from Jira.
Q1 2022 #
Design work for our applications and platforms continue. Core Web Component system work continues. Accessibility documentation and checklist. Usage guidelines for Nord Figma Toolkit. Brand refresh work for Provet Cloud, Diarium and Navisec Health starts. Bug reporting capabilities and enhanced support for design system. Creating Usage guidelines for components. Component work shifts to templates and patterns as well. Sign in template Application template Settings template React components released. Dog fooding product teams and ourselves to get feedback. Improved documentation regarding getting started with Nord. Creating content guidelines for components. Web Components reaches stable 1.0 state. Badge component Button component Calendar component Card component Checkbox component Command Menu component Date Picker component Fieldset component Icon component Input component Radio button component Select component Spinner component Stack component Table component Textarea component Tooltip component Visually hidden component Header component Navigation group component Navigation item component Navigation component Layout component Empty State component Banner component Avatar component Popout component Dropdown component Dropdown Group component Dropdown Item component Progress Bar component Creating integration guidelines for components. Figma Toolkit reaches stable state. Theme builder for testing themes. Improved design guidelines regarding type and color. CSS Framework reaches stable 1.0 state.
Q2 2022 #
Wider public release of the Design System. Internationalization support for Web Components. Improved test automation and screenshot diff tests. Moving onto a more stable theming system in Figma. Reducing the number of themes to two (light/dark). Simplifying component and template examples by removing all custom CSS. Developing new components and improving the existing ones. Improved nav group component Improved nav item component Improved dropdown component Improved popout component Improved navigation component Improved layout component Toggle component Tab group component Tab component Tab Panel component Modal component Skeleton component Divider component Toast Group component Toast component Forming new design system contribution model. Product team support by setting up pairing and training sessions. Improved right-to-left content examples for documentation. Defining performance metrics for Nord Design System. Dog fooding product teams and ourselves to get feedback. New high contrast Nord themes for dark and light variants.
Q3-Q4 2022 #
Work on improving the existing components continues. Focusing on contribution and adoption from different product teams. Internal and external design system research. Improved color system to better cover the needs of feature teams. Public CSS Custom Properties API and documentation. Iconography design guidelines. Defining backlog prioritization model. Nord Design System color utilities package. Developing more complex components and improving the existing ones. QR Code component Improved Table features Small, medium, and large Input component Small, medium, and large Textarea component Small, medium, and large Checkbox component Small, medium, and large Date Picker component Small, medium, and large Select component Drawer component Nav Toggle component Range input component Split Button component Button Group component Work on templates and more complex patterns continues. Full redesign of Nordicons. Planning of 2023 scope and roadmap.