Increase customer engagement and speed up development with an Interface Design Audit

Good interface design is important to every product and every team—it builds user trust in your product, helps your teams stay consistent and quick in implementation, and is part of what goes into building an inclusive interface. thoughtbot has the experience to ensure your designs are accessible, your development and design processes are scalable, and your design system is consistent.

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What we review

Jump start scaling your product through design

Throughout the engagement, our Designers will take a look through the existing user interface. They’ll document findings and have suggestions for steps forward in these areas:

  • Design quality
  • Design organization
  • Design consistency
  • Design complexity
  • Use of best practices
  • Design process and tools
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Why design is important

thoughtbot can help your team establish—and benefit from—a design system

Consistency builds user trust

A consistent design language is key to establishing your brand, and its result: user trust and market differentiation. Consistency creates familiarity, helping your users feel assured that your product is well taken care of, high quality, and predictable. Visual differentiation in a market can give products an edge, create memorable brands that resonate with users long-term, and help you attract and retain customers.

Accessibility and inclusion

Visual design can make or break a product’s accessibility. For instance, designing products that consider those of all levels of visual or motor acuity. This creates a more usable, compliant, and inclusive product. In fact, inclusivity is a key metric by which users engage with products--some findings show that up to 70% of some users will engage repeatedly with a brand that concretely demonstrates awareness of social issues.

Implementation speed

With a consistent design library, developers and designers both benefit. Designers don’t have to re-design the same components repeatedly, speeding up design time and creating a single source of truth. Developers can quickly pull from established patterns, reducing back and forth between teams, both helping team efforts remain scalable and keeping tech debt/bugs at a minimum.

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Working with the thoughtbot team has been a real pleasure. This project was highly iterative, and the team was always extracting feedback from key stakeholders at our business and baking it into the process. We are pleased with the outcome, and hope to work with them for a long time!

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Jordana Kier
Co-founder LOLA

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