Employer: Honeywell, Inc
Date: August, 2019 - Present
Programs: Sketch, Abstract, XD, InVision, Figma, Confluence, Jira, Miro, UserTesting
Role: UX Designer, Product Manager
Skills: User Interviews, C&C Analysis, Wireframing, Hi-Fidelity Interactive Prototyping, Design System Libraries, Documentation, Governance, Version Control, Release Management, Accessibility, Internationalization
Online: Honeywell, Inc owns the copywrites to the Forge UI Design System, which is private. If you would like to talk further about my involvement in this project please contact me.
Responsiveness, Accessibility, and Internationalization are some of the main tenets of the design system, and for good reason. HCE services a broad range of end-users, utilizing their applications in a variety of contexts including, dark factories, executive board rooms, control rooms, airplane cockpits, and bright construction sites. Choices such as color palettes, themes, button size, and iconography all hold enormous weight in these contexts.
For example, a pilot in America, business analyst in the UAE, and a warehouse picker in India have vastly different occupational and cultural color and iconography associations. Color and iconography were minor considerations compared to some of the other choices that had to be made. Each component and pattern in the design system has to account for keyboard power users manipulating sprawling data tables, groups of users navigating panoramic dashboard displays, as well as users with varying motor abilities. This meant that each component and pattern from the toggle to the global navigation required interviews and working sessions with UX teams around the globe to gather requirements, pain points, needs, and suggested solutions. Each design was tested against its most complex and most simple use case during hi-fidelity design.
As one of the core designers and then later the design lead and product manager on the team, I take on a numerous responsibilities: from research, to design, to training, and governance. My accomplishmenets during my time on the Design System are as follows: