Project Dragonfly

This was a small, proof-of-concept initiative aimed at finding a way for feature-rich apps to include a large number of flat icon elements without the concern of having to include not only a large number of different icons, but the variously sized versions for different screen resolutions and any need for having the same icon in a variety of colors.  Our solution was to create a custom vector font that allowed us to use any single vector icon shape at any size we needed in any color.  This allowed feature-rich apps to go from having an asset size of several hundred megabytes down to a matter of kilobytes.  Not only was this a display of proof-of-concept, but an example of using design thinking in a development environment.  Sometimes a solution to a development hurdle can be found in design thinking.