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From Purpose to Patterns

From Purpose to Patterns

At the heart of every well functioning design system are effective design principles. In this talk I share insights from my long-term research on what makes effective design principles, how to define them, and how principles translate into design patterns in practice.

Alla Kholmatova

June 16, 2018

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    it necessary? • Can you get rid of unneeded concepts? • Does the UX continue the same concept? — Windows UX
  2. Spread the ideas as far and as wide as possible

    Timeless, not cutting edge Conventional familiar patterns
  3. • not more than 3-5 • work together as a

    set • opposite mustn’t be negative • practical examples
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  5. When we design a new component, we want to make

    sure it addresses all four of those. Each piece should live up to it. Roy Stanfield, Principal Interaction Designer, Airbnb “
  6. • purpose informs principles • know who they are for

    • workshop to find shared themes • test and evolve Tips for defining your principles:
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