habitat design system at Rhino

Rhino logo and wordmark

An initial audit

Redefining colors

Mistake and learning

A couple more tokens

SHADOW tokens

Form components

Establishing patterns for states

Establishing spacing rules for forms

Creating documentation for components

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Improvement in form UX/UI

Left: Legacy form, Right: Updated forms
  • Alignment
  • Grouping of sections
  • Consistent styling of elements
  • Decreased overall clutter
  • Consistency of vertical spacing

Usability of the system

Table of component statuses
Making this a component allowed for easy access by all designers

Pushing adoption

Mistake and learning

Status of habitat

Other benefits

  • Ease of onboarding for designers and devs in the future
  • Increased consistency within product
  • Increased ease of communication as a common language comes out of having a design system
  • Increased focus for product designers to think about problems and not pixels
  • Increased speed of ideation



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Aaron Cecchini-Butler

Aaron Cecchini-Butler

I’m a Sr. Systems Designer at Grubhub working on Cookbook (our design system) — as well as contributing to product design work.