Adding empty states and other illustration cases
Reviewing our UI, I occasionally find empty states that are lacking our established quality of unique illustrations with state titles and descriptions. Previously, I created a %"Backlog (Accepting merge requests)" issue for these cases, with a ping for Hazel.
Since Hazel is no longer with GitLab unfortunately, I'd like to move forward with this topic. Here's a first idea.
Creating illustrations should become part of UX design work at GitLab. This requires lowering the threshold to add these assets. One option I'd like to think of is having a default empty state illustration that we can use as a standard UX pattern when needed, with a specific title and description based on the case.
Depending on the impact/reach of the individual case and illustration interest of the assigned UX Designer, we can work on further individualization. Over time, we'll find out which team members like working on these details.