Do it in a healthy, subtle, and gentle way — so you won’t be murdered by the developers.

You don’t just build a patter library overnight, even you do, you don’t post it to your team overnight and say, hey we just got a whole component library, let’s use it — unless you wanna be murdered by your team members.

It’s always a timing thing that at a certain point your team members might notice that, oh, this looks familiar, are we using it somewhere else in our app, oh yeah, here it is, this is good, we should have a library of these elements that are being reused frequently. Congratulations! That’s a good opportunity to show them…

The techniques, not theories, principles, or “philosophy”.

Like a lot of designers who design for apps that are relatively smaller, I download a large collection of libraries available online, like the Material Design stickersheet or Apple’s iOS UI library, you know, to save time and as well follow the guidelines when designing for specific platforms, or, sometimes, to learn from them.

I found there’s even more to learn — well, technically — when I started building a usable and affordable UI kit for our product. …

Emily Zhou

A UX designer, and a Creator. I love everything about UX, and people. I write music, make films, installations, and bowties.

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