Building a design language system for delightful home appliance products
Chinese consumer electronics brand Xiaomi engaged frog to create an interaction design language system for its family of home appliances. The goal was to empower Xiaomi teams to deliver more delightful and user-friendly product experiences for their customers.

With Xiaomi’s IoT ecosystem and brand rapidly expanding, so too was the urgency to create more consistently delightful user experiences. In order to keep pushing their family of internet-connected home appliances into the future, they engaged frog to help define a design language system.

The approach we used was an “atomic design framework,” through which we deconstructed Xiaomi’s existing products into their most minimal and viable components to create a library of elements.

We then conducted in-depth and immersive user research and analysis to understand the opportunities or unmet needs within the connected-home appliance market. From here, we moved into a rapid prototyping stage, where we were able to produce prototypes at varying degrees of fidelity and test them through two rounds of user validation.

During the collaboration with Xiaomi, the frog team also took careful consideration of the feasibility of these products. Our creative teams and design technologists worked closely to build semi-functional prototypes for validation and iteration.

Ultimately, frog built and delivered a comprehensive design language system to guide Xiaomi’s existing product refinement and future product innovation.

6 Weeks
A design sprint for immersive research and analysis, rapid prototyping and user validation, and final delivery.
June 2019
Delivery of the Xiaomi Design Language System.
2 Products
Launched to market with the new design language system