The Aurora design system was launched as a minimum viable product (MVP) which means that it is subject to future changes and improvements. In the discovery phase of the project, we identified content that we would like to include in future versions of the site. The proposed plan for future updates is published in the Overview section. 

Improvements and future content will also be determined by user feedback, and feedback from members on our team and others who have started to use the design system to build applications. If you have a suggestion for improvement, additional content, or modifications, you can submit a Github Issue for your feedback to be considered for our next version. 

Here is a list of proposed updates:

Version 1.2

For Version 1.2 we are going to work on known fixes, add components that are currently in progress, add do/don’t images for context and distribution files for developers. These fixes and updates are: 


  • Improvements to mobile navigation
  • Review of all of the alternative text on the site
  • Apply usability and accessibility fixes
  • Add proper translations in code blocks 
  • Fix inconsistency in components


  • Download page with distribution file and UI kit
  • Contact page
  • Help articles formatting
  • Comments
  • Menus
  • Do and don't images

Version 1.3

In Version 1.3 we will be adding navigation elements, as well as a page including our UX research based on design system content. We will also address fixes based off of user feedback from Version 1.2.

These updates include: 

  • Drawers and accordions
  • Header and Footer
  • Sidebar
  • Tabs
  • Alternative Text article
  • Research page for DS-related studies

Version 2

Version 2 includes a major update including an identity section based on the OADW brand, additional resources, and common layouts. We will also address fixes based off of user feedback from Version 1.3.

Identity section:

  • Values and mission statement
  • Logo
  • Brand colours
  • Taglines
  • Voice and tone

Resources section:

  • Inclusive design,
  • Research and best practices
  • Examples


  • Site navigation
  • App navigation
  • Login page
  • Stats dashboard