Unifying the design of our products

Our UI/UX Team is hard at work on the Centric design system – a set of common components for developers to use in order to create a unified design across all our products.

Our design system, which started as a style guide a few years ago, has great potential for our customers, end users, and development teams. Our goal is to create and deliver consistent user interface layouts by applying the best practices in both design and code. This helps us achieve consistency between components, pages and applications, as well as advanced accessibility standards and customization of our applications.

It saves product designers and developers a lot of time by providing a range of generic components that can be combined and customized depending on their needs, leaving more time for UX research and creating new features. We are also working on some other aspects like theming and WCAG compliance.

In the end, it is all about end users and how we can make the most useful product for them, while also making the process of design and implementation easier for our designers and developers.

Full stack developer NET developer sharing ideas on a whiteboard
Alex Pavlov

UI/UX Designer

"I feel proud that the style guide has a big impact in the company and brings value to a lot of products. It is also becoming a central structure for UI Design within Centric. It is easy to adopt by projects and saves a lot of design and development time and is constantly updated with fixes and new features.

What’s challenging is that there are no fixed rules or conventions to follow so we have to do a lot of research and testing to come up with some conventions, but it's actually very fun. And it’s interesting to find links between various aspects of a design system and new ways of structuring them. We can learn from other designers and projects and bring all that information to a project."

Team of software testers and developers in team meeting in a call with a colleague
Teodora Puican

UI/UX Designer

"What I like about the style guide is how significant the good practice is for all my teammates, down to the smallest detail. We are continuously sharing our opinions in open talks, discussing and deciding things together, aiming to deliver the best product.

I am proud, but also lucky, to have the opportunity to research and create accessible design, where people with disabilities are specifically considered. This has been a new and very challenging task for the team as we haven’t had any prior experience with this subject."