When implemented well, the Design Language Systems can provide a plethora of benefits to a design team. The primary benefit of the design language system is to create and replicate quickly by utilizing pre-made UI elements and components. The team members at iauro used the same elements, reducing the need to reinvent the wheel, which will risk unintended inconsistencies. Thus, it helped us create a completely-developed product.
Efficient DLS At iauro – How Did We Create It
Organizations that do not have a dedicated team to create and maintain a design system will have several potential hurdles and limitations while developing a product. Fortunately, having the best resources available at iauro, who provide constant feedback, we evolved our DLS to build the desired product for a well-renowned Japanese electronic commerce and online retailing company.
By adopting DLS, the iauro’s team focused more on complex problems, such as journey management, information prioritization, and workflow optimization, rather than focusing on less tweaking visual appearance.
There was no delay in teaching others how to use the design system. Having trained beforehand, everything from the first phase was self-understood to the iauro team, which reduced the risk of incorrect and inconsistent application across screens.
Working on the project was not static and required constant monitoring of reusable components. Our team built a unified strategy across the project and took advantage of every opportunity to increase our efficiency in delivering the right product to the company.
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Key Factors That We Took Into Consideration
Several factors helped us keep up the pace. A few of them are:
Being Strict While Making The DLS
Our makers of the DLS were strict from the beginning. They enforced the level of strictness in the design system so that it elaborated on every bit of detail in the documentation. It helped us streamline the process when we wanted to introduce a new pattern or component. Usually, introducing a new pattern or component is broader therefore, we worked in a detailed manner with an enhanced level of strictness to reach our goals.
Adopting Less Modularity
Our team focused more on going towards less modularity. That’s how we were able to create a unique scenario and outcome. Our DLS is composed of parts made of components assembled to obtain the desired result. Moreover, our components were interchangeable and did not lose their goal when interchanged with other parts.
Federated Organization Model
iauro follows a federated organization model. Hence, there was no problem building a system that others could not use. Our DLS is free from biased decisions. It focuses on providing the service that could sustain the autonomy to balance the trade-offs between system objectives and the actual product. Several design decisions are made collectively after consulting various team members from different departments. This provides a great insight into what’s required for both product features and the client’s needs. Several other benefits of adopting the federated model were:
Several other benefits of adopting the federated model:
Brought Everyone To The Same Stage
Visual, functional, internal and external consistency during proper designing and user experience.
Reduced process development time
Faster prototyping of already existing components
Increased development speed more agile deployments and releases
Improved accessibility and fine-tuning of details
Brought Everyone To The Same Stage
DLS – A New Room For Innovation
There’s a general misconception that design language systems kill creativity. However, that concept is false. Design language system has increased the potential of iauro’s team members who worked on the project, especially when teams become geographically dispersed. It was a win-win for the Japan-based company and iauro to adopt a well-structured DLS, reducing wasted design or development time around miscommunications and giving them more innovative ideas that added luster to the developed product. We eliminated creating greater chunks from scratch that required repetitive and tedious work. By using predefined standards, our team streamlined the design process to make the full-fledged product for the brand that will help them communicate with the audience through a well-developed personality and mission.