Design Management, Interaction Design
Due to Santander running several projects across different agencies and designers, it became apparent that a level of consistency was required to promote a seamless experience within the secure site.
This required a content audit was required across all digital products designed by internal and external designers. This allowed discrepancies to be identified and surfaced the best interactions. This was presented back to the client in the form of a collaborative workshop, which gave strong direction to the design guidelines.
The key output was an extensive design guideline document. This document detailed every interaction and design element; foundations of the logo, colour and grid, individual components of navigation, input fields, and calls to actions. Resulting in a complete guideline document that will provide direction to internal and external design agencies.
The 'Thinking' section was overhauled to implement different forms of media, which included blogs, tweets, reports, video and instagram. The use of consistent patterns enabled quick differentiation between types.
While Santander have developed competitive rates across their products, the business allocated much of their success to the implementation of customer-centred design guidelines:
"Since the first responsive digital guidelines were implemented in 2014, Santander have experienced a 13% uplift in conversions on desktop, and a 20% uplift on tablet. Digital acquisitions are now 50% of all Santander sales. While the online conversion rate has increased from 25% in 2010 to over 60% in 2015."
Account Director, Foolproof