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Thomas Lowry
Thomas Lowry
Designer Advocate at Figma

Five ways to make the most of Design System Analytics

We built Design System Analytics to give teams the context they need to make better decisions when building and maintaining their design systems. Depending on how you create your team libraries and what your goals are, some metrics will be more useful to you than others. Below we’ve summarized the analytics available in Figma and provided some tips to help you make the most of them.

What analytics are available

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At the highest level, Figma provides analytics that show you how your organization is using your shared libraries. This includes the total number of teams, libraries, components, and styles within your organization. You can sort the libraries in your organization by the number of teams that are using each library or by heaviest recent usage (based on the number of components that were inserted from each library in the last week).

From here, you can click into any given library to see its analytics. The overview for each library includes a graph that shows component inserts from that library over time to indicate usage. You can also see two libraries side-by-side to compare usage between them. In addition, you’re able to see which components in a given library are being used the most, or least, by sorting the list of components within that library by number of inserts, total instances present across files, or detachments.

If you identify a component that you’d like to investigate further, you can click into the component level view which will include a thumbnail of the component as well as its description and total number of instances. In addition, you can see how many teams have used this component and explore the files it is currently in.

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