Making the bim 360 style guide
A design system should not simply be a collection of user interface components along with some design theory. Collaboration between designers is essential to the success of a project, and it’s a measure of a team’s success.
An important requirement we have for our new design system is to be a resource for learning. We want designers to be able to come to the design system website and not just learn what patterns are available, but also how to apply these patterns in appropriate and meaningful ways.
The biggest challenge was to work side by side with design team manager, located in Autodesk sites around the world. Each week we had an hourly meeting (using GoToMeeting app) - in those meeting we presented each other with a new assets and a new UI that our team created during the week. Together we selected the right color palette for BIM products, the best type and font sizes, etc.
After each meeting we've talked to our local design teams, share our thoughts and process conclusions. My part was not only representing our TLV design team on those meetings, but also to create the design style guide document that will be in use for all teams involved in creating BIM 360 products.
A few UI examples taken from the BIM 360 style guide
The style guide was created while working with global teams from Autodesk sites around the world. The process includes weekly online meeting, UI sharing, etc.