T-Mobile were having trouble keeping brand experience consistent across a wide range of digital products and platforms, designed by an array of internal teams and external partners. Whilst the notion of a design system existed, it lived within static PDF documents that weren’t able to meet the needs of designers, engineers and product teams as they created or maintained their key digital platforms.
To solve this problem This Place created GLUE, a purpose built digital style guide platform to house essential content and resources that allows internal design teams and agency partners to create products and services more effectively and efficiently. The CMS driven solution allowed for teams to access thousands of design artefacts, including interactive UI elements, code snippets, asset downloads and instructional videos. We also created deep integrations into Adobe Experience Manager to allow web marketing teams to view live components within the platform.
As both a core internal tool, and a constantly evolving knowledge base, user management and security was a key priority. We collaborated closely with T-Mobile’s internal engineering teams to integrate their Single Sign On (SSO) solution to ensure secure access for employees and agency partners. In addition, robust user rights management was put in place to ensure that viewing and editing content was both simple and tightly managed by Design Leadership.