Design Systems

A single source of truth guiding design decisions, for superior user experience and greater efficiency.

Design systems are a scalable framework of decisions & team behaviors across a product portfolio to converge on a cohesive experience.

Reduce your design maintenance debt.

With clear design principles in place, the team can make repeatable and consistent design decisions across an entire product portfolio. Benefits include a unified set of standards, a unified code base, version control, efficiency and so much more.

Unlock efficiency benefits across your product teams.

Building and scaling products can bring with itself a great amount of friction in your process. A well implemented design system facilitates team collaboration, improves knowledge-sharing and enhances alignment across your organization, allowing your team members to spend less of their time on repetitive tasks and more on making your product better.

A single source of truth guiding design decisions, for superior user experience and greater efficiency.

Better Customer Experience

With increased product quality, your customers will have better, more logical, easier-to-learn experiences. It will be easier for them to pick up that second and third Cisco application paving the way for more satisfied customers.

Faster Speed-To-Market

A design system gives your team a common language to use that will speed up the shipping cycle for faster product releases and iteration allowing for quicker impacts to the businesses goals and sales.

Our Approach
01

Discovery

We work closely with your teams to conduct a comprehensive audit of your entire product portfolio. We identify technical pain-points and design debt, define the core team and converge on our design strategy.

Content & UX Audit
Visual Design Audit
Technical Discovery & Audit
Governance Audit & Recommendations
Interviews
02

Enablement

Following the best Agile and Atomic Design principles, we work from the bottom up to build the foundations of your design system. We rigorously test our early assumptions in a live environment and iterative sprints to set ourselves up for future success.

Design Strategy
Conceptual Direction
Proof of Concept Design
Technical Enablement
03

Execution

Through iterative design and Agile development sprints, we follow user data and business objectives to build a comprehensive design system deeply rooted in your brand’s principles – all the while fostering a culture of collaboration.

Component Library
Iterative Design
Development Sprints
User Testing
Documentation
04

Adoption

Adoption is a journey, not an event. With a functional design system in place, we provide your teams with the tools and knowledge to take ownership of it and work together to drive adoption across all your products.

Comprehensive Design System
Product Adoption
Training & Advocating
Contributing
Refactoring
01

Discovery

We work closely with your teams to conduct a comprehensive audit of your entire product portfolio. We identify technical pain points and design debt, define the core team and converge on our design strategy.

Content & UX Audit
Visual Design Audit
Technical Discovery & Audit
Governance Audit & Recommendations
Interviews
02

Enablement

Following the best Agile and Atomic Design principles, we work from the bottom up to build the foundations of your design system. We rigorously test our early assumptions in a live environment and iterative sprints to set ourselves up for future success.

Design Strategy
Conceptual Direction
Proof of Concept (POC) Design
Technical Enablement
03

Execution

Through iterative design and Agile development sprints, we follow user data and business objectives to build a comprehensive design system deeply rooted in your brand’s principles – all the while fostering a culture of collaboration.

Component Library
Iterative Design
Development Sprints
User Testing
Documentation
04

Adoption

Adoption is a journey, not an event. With a functional design system in place, we provide your teams with the tools and knowledge to take ownership of it and work together to drive adoption across all your products.

Comprehensive Design System
Product Adoption
Training & Advocating
Contributing
Refactoring
Key Services
Content & UX Audit

Usability audit to identify problematic areas which cause friction in the successful completion of the user journey, and to define strategy for optimization.

Visual Design Audit

A review of all design and brand assets to date, to inform the scope and conceptual direction of the new design system.

Proof of Concept Design

POC allows for testing and lean revisions to the proposed process before we commit to a full design system production.

Technical Discovery

An audit that results in comprehensive documentation of architecture, user stories and technical dependencies, complete with a set of recommendations to enable a design system adoption.

Component Library

A component design library, kept in sync with a version-controlled code repository that lends itself to your organization’s tech stack and follows a consistent set of design principles.

Training

We provide your teams with the tools and processes to take ownership of your design system and drive adoption across all your products.