Huge helps the Android Auto team at Google to translate different specifications into development ready handoff Figma files, with redlines for different screensizes and OEM manufacturers. Part of my role as Lead UX Designer for Android Auto (in the Consumer UX team at Huge) was not only improving the way Huge handed off this files to the Google team, but making sure these specs were as easy as possible to understand and implement for different OEM developers outside of the Google and Huge teams.
We were trying to address three related problems: The Android Auto team at Google needed help translating different specifications into development-ready handoff Figma files with redlines for different screen sizes and OEM manufacturers, the existing process for handing off files and components to Google was not efficient and needed improvement and the specs and documentation were not easy to understand and implement for different OEM developers outside of the Google and Huge teams.
Android Auto Breakpoints
We improved the design and handoff process by debriefing, aligning on the scope of deliverables for each cycle, and proposing new ideas for delivering spec files and components back to Google to make it easier to read, navigate, and implement for OEM developers.
The Figma Design System library was updated and expanded with new variants that supported the new requirements for the List and Grid templates with breakpoints for four different widths and three heights and with wireframes and dark and light themes support.
An interactive Figma prototype was proposed and delivered to make it easier for OEM developers to review and implement the new specs and documentation.
- The Android Auto team at Google received development-ready handoff Figma files with redlines for different screen sizes and OEM manufacturers.
- The improved design and handoff process made it easier to read, navigate, and implement the specs and documentation for OEM developers outside of the Google and Huge teams.
- The updated and expanded Figma Design System library provided better support for breakpoints and themes.
- The interactive Figma prototype made it easier for OEM developers to review and implement the new specs and documentation.