Kinsu is an insurance startup that is committed to create a simple, honest, and easy insurance service.In 2018 the team reached out to me because they noticed some problems with their team communication, collaboration, and organization. Also, after having multiple designers working on their products, they felt that their product could be improved and more consistent.
Because I was not familiar with Kinsu’s products interface, I started by running an interface inventory that allowed me to categorise their components. An interface inventory is a collection of the bits and pieces that make up the interface.
Because Kinsu’s is still a small team, we didn’t want to create an unnecessary complex collaboration structure. We just needed to agree on communication channels, design processes, and development hand-off.To solve the interface design process, we decided to build a basic component library using Sketch Libraries. This allowed the team to share design components and styles across documents and have them up-to-date (consistency, remember?).
In order to have clear communication, it’s important to make sure that everyone has a clear understanding of things. That means creating naming conventions between design and development teams.
The main goal for the components library is to save time designing the same elements over and over again. By creating a component, we are making sure that different designers are using the same element across document which makes the interface consistent and creates a better user experience.Using a component library on a daily basis allows designers to focus on creating better features and spend more time on research and validation.
Clickable prototypes are a great way to make sure that everyone is on the same page, reducing the chance for mistakes in the future.
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