Allen Tan is assistant editor of Contents and Codex. Shortly after writing this article, he joined the digital design team at the New York Times. Allen lives in Brooklyn and on the internet at @tealtan.

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Here’s What We Got

Our work is made up of beeps and blips that can be endlessly reworked, so why are our design systems more rigid than ink locked on paper?