The final draft of the principles feels very true to the design team that created them. I truly believe that they will aid the team in their design process, both in helping them make decisions and helping them defend them as well. I believe that they will help us have more consistent outcomes for our designs, which in turn will up-level our product and make it more cohesive. I really enjoyed working with the team to make this happen.
Keywords: Scalability, Systemic, Iterative, Evolving
We value the enablement of future evolution over conforming to existing patterns. We build iteratively, continuously making adjustments and refinements as our platform grows and our user’s needs change. New components and patterns should contribute positively to our system at scale.
Create a seamless experience
Keywords: Coherent, intuitive, consistent, reliable
We strive to create cohesive experiences for our users. By embracing patterns and using consistent language and mechanisms to accomplish like tasks across the platform, we create stability and inspire trust.
Provide informative guidance
Keywords: Actionable, simple, focused, functional
We help users navigate complexity by providing only the necessary actions and information needed to complete their task. By using progressive disclosure and providing a clear IA, users gain a sense of learning, accomplishment, and mastery of Highspot.
Make accessible, thoughtful interfaces
Keywords: Clean, clear, balanced
We create clean interfaces using basic design methods of hierarchy, contrast, and balance that allows user content to take center stage. We challenge every line and icon and use color thoughtfully to prioritize clarity over ornamentation. Visual feedback is provided so that users know the impact of their actions and current state of the product.