The Illinois State design system helps us create a common user experience across all University digital platforms.
People engage with us on our digital platforms every day. They visit our websites, interact with us on social media, and read our emails. The design system includes patterns, guidance, and governance to make sure we are all consistent.
Guiding principles are the answer to what we value. They call us to action and remind us to stay focused on what's important.
Incorporate them into every digital interaction you create.
Focus on people. Being considerate shows we care and respect people's time and attention.
Remember you're a human communicating with other humans. Provide a friendly, human experience. Understand why people come to your platform and put their needs first. What you present to people should have a purpose and help them accomplish their goals.
Make educated decisions. Being informed ensures we all look and sound like Illinois State University.
Our guidelines are rooted in research, strategy, and proven best practices. They offer consistency and structure, and simplify the decision making process.
Adapt to change. Being flexible helps us innovate and achieve success.
Best practices evolve constantly. We prepare for new developments by building platforms and experiences that can adapt. Keep an open mind to learning and stay agile.
Start forming connections with these basic guidelines in mind.