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  • Writer's pictureYamparala Rahul

My Design Process for Speed and Adaptability

Updated: Apr 12

In the dynamic world of product design, speed and adaptability are the name of the game. Here's an inside look at my process, crafted to transform ideas into functional designs swiftly and effectively.

Yamparala Rahul Design Process
Idea to MVP to Scaling

The Idea to MVP Journey:

Imagine starting with just an idea — that's where the adventure begins. Take, for instance, my project with Synclo, a healthcare platform. Here's how I navigate from concept to MVP:

  1. Mapping the MVP Flow: For Synclo's QMS, the journey was from Doctor to Patient to Treatment Plan to End Rx. Understanding this path is crucial.

  2. Deep Dive into Each Step: I dissect each stage, asking critical questions like what the doctor sees, how they navigate the system, and how patient lists are managed.

  3. Extracting Action Items with ChatGPT: I list all my findings, throw them into ChatGPT, and let it churn out a summary with clear action items.

  4. Designing with Figma: Figma's my canvas, where ideas take shape. But before I dive in, I scope out industry standards using to gather insights on design components.

  5. Leveraging My Style Guide: Consistency is key, so I tap into my custom style guide, which defines typography, colors, and layouts specific to various screen types.

  6. Component Creation and Feedback Loop: Each component I design is saved and slotted into the screen layout. Feedback is a dance — first with ChatGPT for basic UI refinement, then with stakeholders for targeted iterations.

  7. Expanding the Use Cases: With a solid base, I explore various scenarios with the help of ChatGPT and my team, making necessary tweaks in Figma to cover all user experiences.

Scaling the MVP:

When it's time to scale or add features, the approach shifts slightly:

  1. Assessing the Impact of Changes: I examine the existing product and its components, pondering the ripple effects of any alterations.

  2. Collaborating with Developers: Communication with developers is critical. I sync with them to understand what components are already in play, ensuring new designs integrate smoothly without reinventing the wheel.

  3. Updating Our Design Systems: As I craft new designs, they're added to both my personal design system and the company's, streamlining future work and maintaining product consistency.

The Rationale for a Design System: Here's the deal — designers are artists at heart, each with a unique style. Yet, a product must present a united front to its users. A robust design system aligns everyone to a common visual language, ensuring the product feels cohesive no matter who's behind the keyboard.

Note: First we target for easy integration of the idea than going for the full revamp as a epic.

Closing Thoughts: Design isn't just about aesthetics; it's the blueprint for developers to build and users to engage. It's why having a solid system and process isn't just nice to have — it's essential for every designer committed to creating impactful, enduring work.


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