In August 2020, the initial release of the new design system for asu.edu, a result of the community-driven Web Standards 2.0 project, was shared with the ASU web community.
ASU's Unity Design System (UDS) is a platform-agnostic design system that delivers a library of accessible components for the ASU community. It better integrates, aligns and scales the activities needed to update and improve ASU web standards. UDS drives and accelerates web standards adoption across all ASU, resulting in better brand alignment, increased precision of standards’ execution. It also minimizes duplication of work and lessens the workload for ASU’s designers, developers and product teams.
UDS has been developed using Bootstrap 4 as a framework for elements that live under our UI Kit. The more interactive components have been developed using Preact.js and React.js and they are bundled individually and published at unity.web.asu.edu.
UDS applies to all asu.edu pages and subdomains, regardless of the backend development system. The system will continue to evolve overtime through community feedback and contributions. The University Technology Office is responsible for maintaining all code, components and technology solutions for the system.