NABO PATTERN LIBRARY
ROLE IN THIS PROJECT
I was the Senior UI/UX Designer in this project. I worked closely with the product manager and CTO.
DEFINING THE PROBLEM
Nabo had different designers in the past resulting in different styles and 100 types of grey. As the sole designer in the team, it was important to have a primary resource of all reusable components for designers and mobile developers to access.
Build an iOS and Android pattern library in sketch and upload to Zeplin for the mobile developers to use. The sketch and zeplin files will be updated regularly with new or revised components.
My first goal was to find a way to communicate standards for interaction design to increase consistency, predictability, and usability across the Nabo mobile apps with the ultimate intention of strengthening the brand. My second goal was to increase productivity by reducing time spent on “reinventing the wheel.” Other designers and mobile developers could re-use the solutions contained in the library, reducing development time.
DESIGN & CONCLUSION
The iOS and Android pattern library allowed our small team to have a more centralised library. We were able to achieve this by understanding and agreeing on the problem, building a pattern library that fits with the existing design process, generating buy-in by involving the products owners, mobile developers and CTO at the beginning and throughout the whole process. Ultimately, we expect that pattern library will result in a strengthened Nabo brand and a more efficient team.