Improving design productivity has become a hot topic, with new tooling and processes emerging and evolving to help. As part of our work with Spotify Design, we partnered with them on creating a free Figma toolkit for the Design and DesignOps communities to unlock design productivity.
Productivity can be a complicated area to navigate—whether defining, measuring, or looking to improve—but it is a worthwhile and necessary area of investigation for any company with a significant (or growing) design team.
At the core of the thinking behind the toolkit we co-created is the idea that improving design productivity is key to unlocking design creativity. You can get a more detailed explanation of the toolkit, along with some context into how productivity has been tackled at Spotify Design, along with a detailed look at some of their processes, in the accompanying article over on Spotify.design.
The diagnostic toolkit itself is made up of workshops, interview templates, and a productivity canvas, to help communicate your findings and needs to the organisation. At the time of writing it has now hit the milestone of 2,500 downloads from the Figma community.