How to tackle the seemingly impossible task of designing for both legacy and new functionality.

One of the longest-running and hardest-fought battles among product teams everywhere is the conundrum of designing for legacy or new functionality. And how seemingly impossible it often feels to do both.

In this video, I'm going to walk you through the process of figuring out what to do when you're confronted with these questions:

  • Do we keep interactivity and UI consistent with 10-year old conventions, poor interactivity, low usability, and bad design?
  • Design the new stuff with better visual hierarchy and smarter functionality, but ignore consistency with the older systems?
  • Try to be consistent with the last new section we designed and forget about the 10-year old sections?
  • Work to find some middle ground, where we have some consistency but the whole system isn't as good as it should or could be?

Every enterprise organization and product team I’ve ever worked with has wrestled with this. But rest assured — I'm going to show you a clear path forward.

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Dealing with Legacy UX + UI Redesign Issues