The project started by adding a layer of delight to the design system through visual design by enhancing the UX through context, relatability and a simpler understanding of Nutanix’ products and processes.
Firstly, identifying a potential area/gap in the design system where delight could be added to enhance the User experience. It was followed by researching two potential directions to add delight: animations and patterns. The solution was built on existing research by the Nutanix Design team to set the context and was aiding in identifying the scope through virtual meetups and team presentations.
The student defined a more functional and contextual form of animations called Conditional Animations to add trigger-based motion to areas in the design system aimed at negating experiences like waiting, boredom, frustration and rejection. Also, exploring animations in the form of Lottie-Files to make them concise and cut down on the loading time made their usage more practical in the products.
Defining patterns to be more than just background fills, utilizing functionality and interaction in patterns to make templates for more consistent use was made throughout Nutanix Product and Marketing systems. In the end, both the Conditional Animation and Patterns projects were tied together to create a delight incorporating Visual Design language in Delightfully Nutanix!
Animation, Delight, Emotion, Nutanix, Pattern