The Yahoo Design Language, known as Fuji, provides UI elements and interaction guides that helps to unify all Yahoo Products. Our product iteration was a non-linear process and we didn't align with other Yahoo products. Therefore, when nearing our first launch I made sure we aligned with mothership. Here's a few details of the Fujification process.
Using the Yahoo Sidebar provided users with a common way to access their accounts and consistency among Yahoo apps.
What type are you?
Kreon worked well to express people's questions, but it was time to move aside.
Kreon gave the text-heavy app a lot of personality. However it wasn't part of the Fuji system.
Color by numbers
As subtle as these color shifts are this made a difference in the implementation using approved colors.
First glance, they are very similar, but look close and there are at least 3 differences that convey Yahoo. The devil is in the details.
Orbs for profiles
Instead of the circle use an orb for peoples profile pics. The orb is yet another way to brand and own the Yahoo interface.
Icons by the pixel
The set of icons were trendier and lighter weight? Updating to the Fuji set improved readability.
Open it up
The padding on the cards didn't seem tight, but when I aligned to Fuji it felt lighter and somehow nicer to use.
I'm quick to use tools to organize and track progress over time.