Crafting a Seamless UX Design Ecosystem: A Case Study of Ingersoll-Rand's Design System

In the dynamic environment of UX design, the combination of technical knowledge, design skills, and dedication to improving user experiences is crucial. This article presents a comprehensive Design System I’ve developed for Ingersoll-Rand, demonstrating the fusion of technology and design to create a developer-friendly environment.

The Foundation:

Design Tokens in Figma

The journey begins with the utilization of Design Tokens within the Figma environment. Acting as the building blocks, these tokens establish the core visual language and styling guidelines. The meticulous use of variables in Figma ensures that the hundreds of components developed are not only visually appealing but also highly user-friendly.

Angular Framework and Material Design Principles

The entire Design System is grounded in the Angular framework, seamlessly integrating the principles of Material Design. This strategic choice not only enhances the system’s robustness but also ensures a consistent and intuitive user experience across different platforms.

Design System Components

  1. Design Tokens: The foundational building blocks that define the core visual language and styling guidelines.
  2. Source of Truth: A centralized repository for design assets, ensuring consistency and accessibility throughout the organization.
  3. Work in Progress: An organized space for ongoing projects and updates, fostering collaboration among team members.
  4. Figma for DEVs: A dedicated resource created to provide developers with the tools and assets needed for effective implementation.

Mapping & Documenting Workflows

Beyond tangible components, the project extends to meticulous workflow mapping and comprehensive documentation. This ensures the seamless integration of the Design System into Ingersoll-Rand’s design and development processes. The emphasis on clarity and precision reflects a commitment to usability and efficiency.

Fusion of Expertise

This project exemplifies the fusion of technical expertise and UX design proficiency, showcasing how a well-crafted Design System can elevate user experiences. The commitment to enhancing user interactions is evident in every aspect, from the foundational Design Tokens to the collaborative Work in Progress section.


In conclusion, the development of Ingersoll-Rand’s Design System stands as a testament to the power of synergy between technology and design. The meticulous crafting of components, coupled with strategic choices such as the Angular framework and Material Design principles, creates a robust and user-friendly ecosystem. This project not only enhances internal processes but also contributes to a seamless and enjoyable experience for end-users. It is a shining example of the impact that a thoughtfully designed UX ecosystem can have on both the development team and the end-user.

The Process

Crafting a seamless UX design ecosystem is a complex process that requires a collaborative effort from a team of developers, designers and testers. This involves a series of steps, beginning with brainstorming and culminating in the creation of a brand-new app. Designers are primarily responsible for ensuring that the app looks aesthetically appealing, while programmers focus on its functionality. In order to ensure that the app is free from bugs, a rigorous testing process is conducted, with the team fixing any issues that arise. One case study that exemplifies this process is Ingersoll-Rand's design system. However, while creating mobile apps is no doubt a challenging endeavor, the rewards of creating a successful app are limitless in terms of its potential for driving engagement and revenue.

Stage 1.

Analyze rivals to gain an edge. Identify opportunities and threats to achieve business goals.

Stage 2.

Let's brainstorm and explore all possibilities to find perfect solution - an exciting journey awaits!

Stage 3.

The designing process is where the party's at! Let's put on our creative hats and get this shindig started!

Stage 4.

Excited for product launch, nervous like a rollercoaster. Can't wait to see reactions!

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