Through the teams’ user research across the organization, we quickly noticed a trend. For example, all products used icons in one way or another, but no one used the same icons. Most products, 80%, used mapping, but no one used the same mapping engine, colors, or map data.
The team set out to fix this, working with product leaders, engineers, and designers to build a common set of design assets and code. The resulting system enabled creators to more consistent products, faster.
For example, implementing a large-scale map showing assets’ locations went from 2-3 weeks down to 15 minutes.