Design System
Scaling the product

Design System
Scaling the product

Consistency in a product is key. A reliable and dynamic system can be very helpful to achieve this. For car2go and later for Share Now I started to build such a system and scale it together with the team as we grew.

Project Lead, Product Design & Management

THE CHALLENGE

THE PRODUCT

Create a system that both engineers and designers can build upon, and extend on their own.

Now every provider uses a similar design framework. Showing a map and marking the vehicles on it. Giving necessary information in a panel and let the user start the rental in a simple fashion.

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The properties are the common ground between web, app and business applications. Based on the brand guideline we distilled the important properties for our products.

Components, on the other hand, are tailored to the platform and usage, while the basic elements are sharing the same DNA and are used across platforms.

Grid
Colors

Type
Icons

Illustrations
Vehicles

Layout
Buttons

Cards
Maps

Platform
Modals

The outcome is documented guidelines to keep the properties and components consistent, organized and available to everyone at all times.

The service and product were very well received by our users. Over 30.000 people rated the app on the AppStore, leaving it with a 4.8 rating.

Such a system is an ongoing project and grows and adapts over time. This is only possible with the joint effort and expertise of a talented team consisting of engineers, product managers, and designers.

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CREDITS

Co-designed with: Maximilian Dahl, Dennis Schmidt, Peter Biekarck, Caroline Lewandowski & Maximilian Maier

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ABOUT

My normal everyday life is boring by design; I do the same things and wear the same clothes. Routine helps me focus on the right tasks at hand.

I take pride in the fact that I sweat the details, my purchases are quality driven. Less but better.

ABOUT

My normal everyday life is boring by design, I do the same things and wear the same cloth. Routine helps me focus on the right tasks at hand.

I take pride in the fact that I sweat the details, my purchases are quality driven. Less but better.

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© 2014–2020 Rafael Polutta, all rights reserved.

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