Year-by-Year Milestones

Check out the most notable achievements of our journey so far.

2023

Mandated Company-wide Accessibility Training

Our accessibility team updated VMware's Accessibility Policy to have a broader scope and clearer criteria to drive accountability VMware-wide, expanded accessibility into VMware’s product strategy while also paving the way for mandated accessibility training.

Partnered with Tufts University

VMware Design team partnered with the School of Engineering, Tufts University, and engaged closely with Tufts students and professors over the one-semester Product Design Capstone class.

Awarded Most Innovative Application of AI/Automation

Our team was responsible for designing the VMware Network Scorecard rApp, which received the 2023 FutureNet World Award for being the Most Innovative Application of AI/Automation in enhancing customer experience.

 

Won multiple awards at the 2023 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

VCDR, NSX, and SaSE all won awards. The Cybersecurity Excellence Awards program recognizes companies, products, and professionals that demonstrate excellence, innovation, and leadership in information security.

Won Five Global Infosec Awards at RSA Conference 2023

VMware was recognized as a Cybersecurity Innovator by Cyber Defense Magazine in its 11th Annual Global InfoSec Awards.

Recognized as a 2023 Gartner® Peer Insights™ Customers’ Choice for VMware SD-WAN

VMware Positioned as a Customers’ Choice for SD-WAN Based on Overall Experience and User Interest and Adoption; 96% of Users Recommend VMware

2022

Empowered VMware's Green Initiative

Our vROPs Design team crafted the Green Score Sustainability Dashboard that helped VMware join the European Green Digital Coalition

Embedded Accessibility across VMware's top products

Our team created and launched VMware’s first-ever “shift-left” accessibility effort, Embedded Accessibility Strategists (EAS), a team of accessibility experts that was deployed across VMware to integrate into the end-to-end lifecycles of VMware’s most critical products, providing accessibility guidance and best practices to product designers, developers, and product managers across over 20 products.

 

Bagged Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

Our designers played a pivotal role in both the VMware SASE™ and VMware Secure Access™ teams, both of which secured gold awards in the 2022 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards.

 

Received FutureNet World Orchestration Award

Our team was an integral part of VMware Telco Cloud Automation, which garnered the 2022 FutureNet World Orchestration Award, acknowledging its status as the most innovative solution for automated service orchestration.

Named Finalists of Interop Best of Show Awards

VMware Telco Cloud Platform, VMware Telco Cloud Service Assurance, and VMware RIC were selected as finalists for the Interop Best of Show awards in Japan. The Interop judges valued our product integration and named VMware as runners-up for a telco cloud solution that unlocks and accelerates communications service providers’ (CSP) business.

Introduced Arts-Based Research to VMware Conferences

We conducted Arts-Based Research through Design with Us program at VMware Explore 2022 in San Francisco and Barcelona, providing conference attendees with a fun, interactive way to influence our future product directions.

Launched 'Design with Us' User Feedback Program

We established the VMware Rewards Design with Us program to routinely invite customers who enjoy providing feedback to research opportunities conducted by VMware Product Designers and UX Researchers.

Partnered for the 3rd Year with Stanford University's School of Engineering

For the 3rd consecutive year, we have partnered with Stanford University's School of Engineering as an affiliate sponsor, closely engaging with students and professors in the Product Design Capstone class.

2021

Named among top 10 Best-Designed Intranets by NNGroup

Nielsen Norman Group recognized ours as one of the Top 10 Best-Designed Intranets, a testament to our agility, empathy, and commitment to enhancing employee experiences.

Drove Innovation with Skyline Advisor Pro

An innovative concept proposed by our Skyline design team resulted in Skyline Advisor Pro, signifying a notable progression across three pivotal dimensions: speed, intelligence, and user-friendliness.

 

Established VMware’s first-ever Accessibility Policy

Our team authored VMware’s first-ever Accessibility Policy, a significant stride that solidified VMware's commitment to accessibility. We also launched an Accessibility Score Card for all VMware products, that documents an internal accessibility rating and has become one of the most significant drivers for improved accessibility across VMware.

 

Won Google Cloud Technology Partner of the Year – Infrastructure Modernization Award

This award recognizes VMware’s commitment to customer success and its delivery of innovative and impactful solutions on Google Cloud in Infrastructure Modernization” - Bronwyn Hastings, VP of Global ISV Partnerships and Channels, Google Cloud

Partnered for the 2nd Year with Stanford University's School of Engineering

For the second year in a row, we have partnered with Stanford University's School of Engineering as an affiliate sponsor, closely engaging with students and professors in the Product Design Capstone class.

2020

Contributed to Global Accessibility

We actively participated in both the W3C and the ITI Council, to help release of the Accessibility Maturity Model in 2022 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.2 in 2023.

 

Won IF Design Award

Our Wavefront design team won VMware’s first design award as they continued to push the bounds of enterprise design.

 

Partnered with Stanford University's School of Engineering

As an affiliate sponsor, we partnered with the School of Engineering, Stanford University, engaging closely with students and professors over the Product Design Capstone class.

2019

Doubled Our Team Size

We continued to grow our team. Executing means having the right staff design leadership and a talented team. We continued to hire to build out the team aggressively.

 

Awarded 'World Class Center'

Our team designed the mobile experience for VMware's Briefing Center that won the '2019 World Class Center' award by the Association of Briefing Program Managers (ABPM)

 

2018

Built User Research Infrastructure

It can be hard to reach enterprise customers for user research, so we built a base of 1000+ users that we speak to every week.

 

Organized First Internal Design Conference

We continue to grow awareness of the role of design and look for better ways to collaborate. We also flew in our global design team!

 

2017

Launched Internal Design Portal

We published our internal portal, design.vmware.com, as the central design hub to educate and evangelize design awareness across VMware.

Tripled Design With Us sessions

We expanded our research sessions at Explore (formerly 'VMworld') and gathered insights from three times more participants than in the first year.

2016

Built Clarity, Our Design System

With a team of 11, we built an open-source design system ground-up that is now adopted across our 100+ products.

 

Launched Design With Us sessions

We organized our first Design With Us sessions (then called “Design Studio”) at VMworld

 

2023

2023

Mandated Company-wide Accessibility Training

Our accessibility team updated VMware's Accessibility Policy to have a broader scope and clearer criteria to drive accountability VMware-wide, expanded accessibility into VMware’s product strategy while also paving the way for mandated accessibility training.

Partnered with Tufts University

VMware Design team partnered with the School of Engineering, Tufts University, and engaged closely with Tufts students and professors over the one-semester Product Design Capstone class.

Awarded Most Innovative Application of AI/Automation

Our team was responsible for designing the VMware Network Scorecard rApp, which received the 2023 FutureNet World Award for being the Most Innovative Application of AI/Automation in enhancing customer experience.

 

Won multiple awards at the 2023 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

VCDR, NSX, and SaSE all won awards. The Cybersecurity Excellence Awards program recognizes companies, products, and professionals that demonstrate excellence, innovation, and leadership in information security.

Won Five Global Infosec Awards at RSA Conference 2023

VMware was recognized as a Cybersecurity Innovator by Cyber Defense Magazine in its 11th Annual Global InfoSec Awards.

Recognized as a 2023 Gartner® Peer Insights™ Customers’ Choice for VMware SD-WAN

VMware Positioned as a Customers’ Choice for SD-WAN Based on Overall Experience and User Interest and Adoption; 96% of Users Recommend VMware

2022

2022

Empowered VMware's Green Initiative

Our vROPs Design team crafted the Green Score Sustainability Dashboard that helped VMware join the European Green Digital Coalition

Embedded Accessibility across VMware's top products

Our team created and launched VMware’s first-ever “shift-left” accessibility effort, Embedded Accessibility Strategists (EAS), a team of accessibility experts that was deployed across VMware to integrate into the end-to-end lifecycles of VMware’s most critical products, providing accessibility guidance and best practices to product designers, developers, and product managers across over 20 products.

 

Bagged Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

Our designers played a pivotal role in both the VMware SASE™ and VMware Secure Access™ teams, both of which secured gold awards in the 2022 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards.

 

Received FutureNet World Orchestration Award

Our team was an integral part of VMware Telco Cloud Automation, which garnered the 2022 FutureNet World Orchestration Award, acknowledging its status as the most innovative solution for automated service orchestration.

Named Finalists of Interop Best of Show Awards

VMware Telco Cloud Platform, VMware Telco Cloud Service Assurance, and VMware RIC were selected as finalists for the Interop Best of Show awards in Japan. The Interop judges valued our product integration and named VMware as runners-up for a telco cloud solution that unlocks and accelerates communications service providers’ (CSP) business.

Introduced Arts-Based Research to VMware Conferences

We conducted Arts-Based Research through Design with Us program at VMware Explore 2022 in San Francisco and Barcelona, providing conference attendees with a fun, interactive way to influence our future product directions.

Launched 'Design with Us' User Feedback Program

We established the VMware Rewards Design with Us program to routinely invite customers who enjoy providing feedback to research opportunities conducted by VMware Product Designers and UX Researchers.

Partnered for the 3rd Year with Stanford University's School of Engineering

For the 3rd consecutive year, we have partnered with Stanford University's School of Engineering as an affiliate sponsor, closely engaging with students and professors in the Product Design Capstone class.

2021

2021

Named among top 10 Best-Designed Intranets by NNGroup

Nielsen Norman Group recognized ours as one of the Top 10 Best-Designed Intranets, a testament to our agility, empathy, and commitment to enhancing employee experiences.

Drove Innovation with Skyline Advisor Pro

An innovative concept proposed by our Skyline design team resulted in Skyline Advisor Pro, signifying a notable progression across three pivotal dimensions: speed, intelligence, and user-friendliness.

 

Established VMware’s first-ever Accessibility Policy

Our team authored VMware’s first-ever Accessibility Policy, a significant stride that solidified VMware's commitment to accessibility. We also launched an Accessibility Score Card for all VMware products, that documents an internal accessibility rating and has become one of the most significant drivers for improved accessibility across VMware.

 

Won Google Cloud Technology Partner of the Year – Infrastructure Modernization Award

This award recognizes VMware’s commitment to customer success and its delivery of innovative and impactful solutions on Google Cloud in Infrastructure Modernization” - Bronwyn Hastings, VP of Global ISV Partnerships and Channels, Google Cloud

Partnered for the 2nd Year with Stanford University's School of Engineering

For the second year in a row, we have partnered with Stanford University's School of Engineering as an affiliate sponsor, closely engaging with students and professors in the Product Design Capstone class.

2020-2016

2020

Contributed to Global Accessibility

We actively participated in both the W3C and the ITI Council, to help release of the Accessibility Maturity Model in 2022 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.2 in 2023.

 

Won IF Design Award

Our Wavefront design team won VMware’s first design award as they continued to push the bounds of enterprise design.

 

Partnered with Stanford University's School of Engineering

As an affiliate sponsor, we partnered with the School of Engineering, Stanford University, engaging closely with students and professors over the Product Design Capstone class.

2019

Doubled Our Team Size

We continued to grow our team. Executing means having the right staff design leadership and a talented team. We continued to hire to build out the team aggressively.

 

Awarded 'World Class Center'

Our team designed the mobile experience for VMware's Briefing Center that won the '2019 World Class Center' award by the Association of Briefing Program Managers (ABPM)

 

2018

Built User Research Infrastructure

It can be hard to reach enterprise customers for user research, so we built a base of 1000+ users that we speak to every week.

 

Organized First Internal Design Conference

We continue to grow awareness of the role of design and look for better ways to collaborate. We also flew in our global design team!

 

2017

Launched Internal Design Portal

We published our internal portal, design.vmware.com, as the central design hub to educate and evangelize design awareness across VMware.

Tripled Design With Us sessions

We expanded our research sessions at Explore (formerly 'VMworld') and gathered insights from three times more participants than in the first year.

2016

Built Clarity, Our Design System

With a team of 11, we built an open-source design system ground-up that is now adopted across our 100+ products.

 

Launched Design With Us sessions

We organized our first Design With Us sessions (then called “Design Studio”) at VMworld

 

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