Design Systems

UX design can be applied to more than a single UI, but to an entire Design System environment. A Design System gathers all use cases of a domain, in form of guidelines and components. It serves as a single point of truth for teams and unifies the development of experiences. Design Systems have the power to improve team collaboration, enhance UX and code quality, and reduce tech and design debt.

Project

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Design System. Includes UX patterns, guidelines, visuals, and code in GWT, AngularJS and React. In 2017 alone, AWS released 1430 services and features by teams all around the world.

Activities

Design, launch and maintenance of Amazon Web Services Design System.
Interaction and user experience patterns (IXD / UX).
Guidelines for scalable, responsive and accessible web experiences for data intensive interfaces.
Contribution model and process for design contributions to the Design System.

Deliverables

Design research, Sketch library for flows and building blocks, Wireframes, UX and IXD patterns, Usability testing, Design patterns documentation guidelines, Accessibility design guidelines, Information architecture, and Design critiques. 

My Role

Paired with UX designers, visual designers and Front-end web developers from Berlin, Seattle and Palo Alto.
Architected (Information Architecture) the AWS Design System documentation website.
Provided support for designers and developers adopting the Design System.
Mentored UX designers.

www

AWS website

Know more

AWS Design System is internal use only. It doesn't have a public facing page and all deliverables are under NDA.

AWS Design System

AWS Design System is a set of design guidelines and components to help AWS designers and AWS developers to build easy, intuitive and robust AWS interfaces. Providing a seemless experience across services for the end user. The Design system is an ever evolving piece of tools and technology.


Illustration of Design system in AWS

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides cloud computing platforms with a pay-as-you-go model. AWS services range from computing, storage, networking, database, analytics, application services, deployment, management, mobile, developer tools, and tools for the Internet of Things.


Screenshot RDS AWS service using Design System
Screenshot Lambda AWS service using Design System

Examples of AWS products using the AWS Design System


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