VanPeople Network Ltd. is a leading online media provider with a branded network of localized platforms targeting local Vancouver Chinese users. VanPeople.com is consisted of 6 major online platforms which focus on providing an array of services in different categories. Our channels include website (VanPeople.com), iOS/Android APP, WeChat (100,000+ followers in total), Weibo (50,000+ followers), which cover over 500,000 Chinese users in the Greater Vancouver Area.​​​​​​​
UX challenges
Getting Everyone Onboard
A Design System is not a one-man project and if you want it to succeed, everyone need to be on board. The more integration you demand, the more standardized protocol you need at the table. 
Planning & Prioritizing
Failing to plan is planning to fail. We constantly toggle between working on our design system and enhancing the application. Planning and prioritizing our tasks are imperative. 
Client Communication
Although our users and clients have been long longing for this change. Yet, it was important to balance between user involvement and keeping them excited about the upcoming change. As a start, this project was close beta tested among our key partner clients and VanPeople employees only. 
UX solutions
A Design System
The primary solution was to create a design system that was guided by not only best practices but also creative concepts. 
Standardization
To develop protocols for each design step to ensure consistency and efficiency of work.
Customer Stickiness
To simplify the user experience, any unnecessary elements needed to be eliminated. Wilson Score method should be applied to reconfigure the platform. 

Design system (left to right): Colors, Typography, Controls, Progress bar

Design system (left to right): Fields, Elements & badges, Grids, Nav bars, Icons

Design system (left to right): Chat, Modals, Mockup

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