Glue: Spotify’s Design Language
Glue stands for Global Language, Unified Experience. It refers to the team that manages Spotify’s Design Language, which I joined from the very beginning. We set out to maintain a cohesive, scalable and world-class user experience across all platforms on which Spotify was available.
We supplied the teams with toolkits and guidelines, and worked closely with engineering to create a robust library of components and interactions all consistently aligned across all platforms. Our team grew from 4 designers to around 25 designers, testers, developers and managers. With this team we kept updating our design language on all levels: visual designs, cross-platforms interactions and even strategy.