Process and Tooling

Documentation / Internal Playbooks / Design Systems
Quite often the biggest investment for teams is to improve agility and transparency internally. At Microsoft, I contributed and led several initiatives like educating teams of our processes using GitHub, building an internal playbook for new employees and maintaining design systems to help designers move quickly.
GitHub for Product and Design Collaboration
Microsoft Outlook for Android & iOS has 100 million+ users around the world. With a small design team, it gets really challenging, if not impossible, to track design tasks, provide visibility into current feature progress, and to give everyone on the team an equal opportunity to showcase new ideas.

In the Medium article I published, I write about how we use GitHub to document our design process and how we use it for cross-disciplinary collaboration. We were able to use this article to get teams to start adopting transparent processes for their products internally.
Device kits for efficient collaboration
In the summer of 2018, I built an extensive device kit using components/symbols in Sketch. It contains various devices such as the Apple Watch, iPhone SE, iPhone X, iPhone 7, iPad Mini, iPad Pro, Samsung S7, Samsung Note 10, Samsung Tablets and more.

The Kit includes options for colors and orientations for several devices as well. This has made it much faster to deliver high quality presentations and assets each week.
Playbooks for internal teams (2017)
In collaboration with a couple of members in the Outlook team, we created (designed and developed) an easy-to-maintain internal tool for new employees and internal transfers. At first, we started building out a playbook for Outlook and it was slowly adopted by many other cross-disciplinary teams like Microsoft Skype, Microsoft Teams, Office and more.

My role was to explore designs, and do the front-end web development work using HTML5, JS, Hugo and SCSS with an atomic CSS approach.