The last version of Internet Explorer, version 11, was released on October 17, 2013. This is a very long time ago when taking into account the rapid development of web technologies. These days it is often difficult and time consuming to get modern technologies to work well in this old browser. More and more frameworks are dropping support, and even Microsoft themselves has announced that they will fully drop support for IE in their own services in 2021.
Consequently, we have decided to not include support for IE in the Design Library website.
Welcome to our blog section here on Design Library. We are thrilled to deliver the first of our regular blog updates regarding our design system: Green.
Since this is our first post, let's introduce Green, as if you have never heard about it before.
Green was born as a grass root need (see what we did there?) from the design- and development communities. We all wanted, no, needed, resusable components that would speed up the development process but still maintain that SEB design quality.
The solution we saw for this problem is a design system, a way of working with design and code that many companies, such as Microsoft, Google, Shopify and Avanza, have implemented. It's time we did this at SEB.
Our design system: Green, is built on contributions. This is because it's impossible for one team that's building the design system to know all the different components and patterns that are needed to deliver a great user experience. Help is needed from the teams that build the products and is close to the customer/user.
We POC'ed a solution which merged our three perspectives into one design system.
To keep these three areas in sync, there need to be processes and governance that are carried out by the Green team with a lot of contribution for the CX community as well as from developers.
To make it easy to contribute to Green we created a Co-pilot-system where a team that has the need for a component and can develop it locally with support from a Green team member. When the need for a component has been solved with a component, the co-pilot will, with support from the team, migrate the component to the design system. This co-pilot initiative together with a feature checklist and Green coaching was implemented during autumn 2022 and is being fine tuned regularly.
That's it for our first update but many more will come. Hope to see you soon!
/Ville, Marwin & Ulrika