We all know how crucial consistency is when it comes to maintaining a cohesive user experience and brand identity. Whether it's in your website, marketing materials, or design system, a unified approach to content helps establish trust and familiarity with your audience. However, the traditional approach to content guidelines — static style guides, often relegated to web pages or documents, isn't enough. They're cumbersome, rarely consulted, and don't offer a streamlined way to enforce standards across your team.
Today, we’re launching the revolutionary Team Guidelines feature, that's all about to change. You can create and integrate content guidelines directly into your design systems. And the best part? These guidelines can be automatically loaded and used whenever a teammate uses the Rewrite feature, ensuring seamless consistency across your entire team's writing.
The Problem: Inconsistent UX Content
It's a common scenario in many organizations: different teams or even different members within the same team produce UX content with varying tones, styles, and terminology. This lack of consistency can confuse users and harm the overall user experience. Not to mention, it makes the work of reviewers, like product managers and content strategists, more challenging, leading to longer review cycles and inefficiencies.
The Solution: AI-Powered Team Guidelines
Frontitude's Team Guidelines feature is a robust solution to this problem. Let's break down how it works and why it's so impactful:
Defining Guidelines: Creating a guideline is as easy as giving it a name, setting its scope, and configuring its properties like Tone, Length, Element, and Case. You can also add contextual information about the UI element associated with the guideline, enabling the assistant to provide better content suggestions.
Universal Guidelines: Want to define a product-wide content style? You can create universal guidelines that are automatically loaded on each rewrite action executed by your team. These guidelines can include voice and tone preferences, specific terms to use or avoid, and context about your target audience or persona.
Design System Integration: One of the most powerful features of Team Guidelines is the ability to link them to your design system components. Guidelines attached to texts in main Figma components will be loaded automatically on rewrites of the component instances in any design file they're included in. This ensures that your content guidelines are an integral part of your design system, reinforcing consistency across all design files.
Manual Loading: Not every guideline needs to be automatically loaded. You can also create guidelines that can be manually loaded when using the rewrite feature, giving you the flexibility to apply different rules for different content elements.
Benefits of Team Guidelines
The introduction of Team Guidelines promises several benefits:
Consistency: With automatic enforcement of content guidelines, your entire team will produce content with a consistent tone, style, and messaging, enhancing your product's user experience.
Efficiency: Say goodbye to lengthy review cycles and manual corrections. With AI-powered guidelines, your team can get content right the first time, saving time and resources.
Empowerment: By providing your team (designers, writers, product managers, etc.) with clear and easily accessible guidelines, you're giving them the tools they need to write like professionals. This not only boosts their confidence but also enhances the overall quality of your content.
Frontitude's Team Guidelines feature is a game-changer for UX content consistency. It takes the pain out of enforcing content guidelines and makes it easier for your entire team to produce high-quality, consistent content.
We're excited to be offering this feature for free during the assistant's beta phase. Learn more about how to use it in our detailed guide and revolutionize your approach to content consistency today!