Just two words — “open source” — communicate so much.

Open source software is designed to be publicly accessible. Anyone can see, modify, and distribute the code as they see fit. This philosophy can also apply to the design process of the user interface (UI). User experience (UX) is better when it’s in the open because knowledge is shared and diverse perspectives are brought to every design. This is especially apparent in open source design communities.

An open source design community is built on the foundation of collaboration and transparency. …

Rachael Petrie

Interaction designer. Boston based. Writing for PatternFly.org, an open source design system built to drive consistency and unify teams.

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