Zoho Show

Zoho Corporation

2023

Zoho Show is a presentation software that lets you create, collaborate, publish, and broadcast presentations from any device, quick and easy.

Team

Sriram Hemanth Kumar

UI Designer

Rangarajan Ragunathan

Product Designer

A Scalable Design System

Incorporates a unified visual language and modular components, ensuring consistency and efficiency in user experience and interface design across all Apple platforms.

Enhancing Brand Identity and User Engagement

The focus of the Zoho Show design system is on clarity and engaging the user, necessitating a balanced integration of Zoho's visual aesthetics with features specific to presentations. This approach ensures that the design is not only user-friendly but also aligns with the broader brand identity of Zoho.

Harmonizing Design Elements for Unified Brand Expression

My responsibility centered around meticulously interweaving these design elements to maintain a consistent and resonant brand expression across all interfaces of Zoho Show.

Challenges

A major challenge in creating Zoho Show for iOS and iPadOS was translating complex desktop features to a limited space and touch-based interaction of mobile devices, like chart manipulation with extensive data editing.

Editing Chart Data on Zoho Show Web(Left) and iOS(Right)

iOS

Mobile-First Design

Recognizing the unique constraints and opportunities of smartphones, I ensured the app was optimized for touch interactions, smaller screen sizes, and on-the-go usage.

Gesture Integration

Leveraged iOS's rich gesture vocabulary, allowing users to navigate, edit, and present with intuitive swipes, pinches, and taps.

iPadOS

Optimized for the larger screen, supports multitouch, and integrates with iPad-specific functionalities like Apple Pencil and advanced multitasking.


This approach provides an immersive, iPad-centric user experience, rather than just a scaled-up version.

macOS

The evolution of our project required extending this design system to macOS, a platform with distinct user interactions, larger screens, and a different usage context, while retaining the core DNA of its iOS and iPadOS origins.


These improvements leverage the Touch Bar's unique capabilities to streamline workflow and offer intuitive controls for a more efficient and engaging presentation design process.

tvOS

Simplified Navigation

Recognizing the remote-driven interaction of Apple TV, I designed a streamlined interface that's easy to navigate from the couch.

Onboarding Experience for Apple TV

Streamlined the onboarding process to enhance user engagement on Apple TV.

Slide Controls Design

Developed intuitive slide controls to improve user interaction within the app.

Webpages

  • Designed several web pages to highlight the diverse features and solutions of Zoho Show.

  • Utilized responsive design principles to ensure accessibility across various devices.

Accomplishments

Provided components to the major elements of the product to ship it to developers as a library.

The design system helped in improving the consistency and performance of the product.

Conducted education and testing sessions for the designers to use the design system.

Reflection

Creating and managing design system at scale

Balancing pace and perfection

Receiving feedback and iterating

Zoho Show

Zoho Corporation

2023

Zoho Show is a presentation software that lets you create, collaborate, publish, and broadcast presentations from any device, quick and easy.

Team

Sriram Hemanth Kumar

UI Designer

Rangarajan Ragunathan

Product Designer

A Scalable Design System

Incorporates a unified visual language and modular components, ensuring consistency and efficiency in user experience and interface design across all Apple platforms.

Enhancing Brand Identity and User Engagement

The focus of the Zoho Show design system is on clarity and engaging the user, necessitating a balanced integration of Zoho's visual aesthetics with features specific to presentations. This approach ensures that the design is not only user-friendly but also aligns with the broader brand identity of Zoho.

Harmonizing Design Elements for Unified Brand Expression

My responsibility centered around meticulously interweaving these design elements to maintain a consistent and resonant brand expression across all interfaces of Zoho Show.

Challenges

A major challenge in creating Zoho Show for iOS and iPadOS was translating complex desktop features to a limited space and touch-based interaction of mobile devices, like chart manipulation with extensive data editing.

Editing Chart Data on Zoho Show Web(Left) and iOS(Right)

iOS

Mobile-First Design

Recognizing the unique constraints and opportunities of smartphones, I ensured the app was optimized for touch interactions, smaller screen sizes, and on-the-go usage.

Gesture Integration

Leveraged iOS's rich gesture vocabulary, allowing users to navigate, edit, and present with intuitive swipes, pinches, and taps.

iPadOS

Optimized for the larger screen, supports multitouch, and integrates with iPad-specific functionalities like Apple Pencil and advanced multitasking.


This approach provides an immersive, iPad-centric user experience, rather than just a scaled-up version.

macOS

The evolution of our project required extending this design system to macOS, a platform with distinct user interactions, larger screens, and a different usage context, while retaining the core DNA of its iOS and iPadOS origins.


These improvements leverage the Touch Bar's unique capabilities to streamline workflow and offer intuitive controls for a more efficient and engaging presentation design process.

tvOS

Simplified Navigation

Recognizing the remote-driven interaction of Apple TV, I designed a streamlined interface that's easy to navigate from the couch.

Onboarding Experience for Apple TV

Streamlined the onboarding process to enhance user engagement on Apple TV.

Slide Controls Design

Developed intuitive slide controls to improve user interaction within the app.

Webpages

  • Designed several web pages to highlight the diverse features and solutions of Zoho Show.

  • Utilized responsive design principles to ensure accessibility across various devices.

Accomplishments

Provided components to the major elements of the product to ship it to developers as a library.

The design system helped in improving the consistency and performance of the product.

Conducted education and testing sessions for the designers to use the design system.

Reflection

Creating and managing design system at scale

Balancing pace and perfection

Receiving feedback and iterating

Zoho Show

Zoho Corporation

2023

Zoho Show is a presentation software that lets you create, collaborate, publish, and broadcast presentations from any device, quick and easy.

Team

Sriram Hemanth Kumar

UI Designer

Rangarajan Ragunathan

Product Designer

A Scalable Design System

Incorporates a unified visual language and modular components, ensuring consistency and efficiency in user experience and interface design across all Apple platforms.

Enhancing Brand Identity and User Engagement

The focus of the Zoho Show design system is on clarity and engaging the user, necessitating a balanced integration of Zoho's visual aesthetics with features specific to presentations. This approach ensures that the design is not only user-friendly but also aligns with the broader brand identity of Zoho.

Harmonizing Design Elements for Unified Brand Expression

My responsibility centered around meticulously interweaving these design elements to maintain a consistent and resonant brand expression across all interfaces of Zoho Show.

Challenges

A major challenge in creating Zoho Show for iOS and iPadOS was translating complex desktop features to a limited space and touch-based interaction of mobile devices, like chart manipulation with extensive data editing.

Editing Chart Data on Zoho Show Web(Left) and iOS(Right)

iOS

Mobile-First Design

Recognizing the unique constraints and opportunities of smartphones, I ensured the app was optimized for touch interactions, smaller screen sizes, and on-the-go usage.

Gesture Integration

Leveraged iOS's rich gesture vocabulary, allowing users to navigate, edit, and present with intuitive swipes, pinches, and taps.

iPadOS

Optimized for the larger screen, supports multitouch, and integrates with iPad-specific functionalities like Apple Pencil and advanced multitasking.

This approach provides an immersive, iPad-centric user experience, rather than just a scaled-up version.

macOS

The evolution of our project required extending this design system to macOS, a platform with distinct user interactions, larger screens, and a different usage context, while retaining the core DNA of its iOS and iPadOS origins.

These improvements leverage the Touch Bar's unique capabilities to streamline workflow and offer intuitive controls for a more efficient and engaging presentation design process.

tvOS

Simplified Navigation

Recognizing the remote-driven interaction of Apple TV, I designed a streamlined interface that's easy to navigate from the couch.

Onboarding Experience for Apple TV

Streamlined the onboarding process to enhance user engagement on Apple TV.

Slide Controls Design

Developed intuitive slide controls to improve user interaction within the app.

Webpages

  • Designed several web pages to highlight the diverse features and solutions of Zoho Show.

  • Utilized responsive design principles to ensure accessibility across various devices.

Accomplishments

Provided components to the major elements of the product to ship it to developers as a library.

The design system helped in improving the consistency and performance of the product.

Conducted education and testing sessions for the designers to use the design system.

Reflection

Creating and managing design system at scale

Balancing pace and perfection

Receiving feedback and iterating

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