If you wish to seek a cure, the most straightforward answer I have is to achieve self-acceptance. For many, this is not so simple. In my experience, the antidote simply involved examining empirical data and asking, What does the record show?
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I’ve been working on restructuring my PatternGuide project to focus on an overall larger ecosystem, the end-to-end process of modern web projects in larger organizations.
As I’ve been reading, listening, and considering about today’s Living Style Guides, Pattern Libraries, and Design Systems, I keep hearing the same thing.
“Layouts” are equal to “Prototypes”
In this modern era of Responsive Web Design, the UX practitioner is constantly evolving and learning. Often, while living under the very real stress of their employers asking the question, “What do you say you do here?”
While hopefully “The Bob’s” aren’t showing up at anyone’s place…
I don’t buy a plane ticket — if I can — unless it’s non-stop. I don’t expect less from a measly website, unless someone in a suit and tie — e.g. Harvey Specter — said so (you know, the Lawyers).
Since 2010, I’ve had the pleasure of working with cast of talented individuals and teams in an enterprise that make a web project come together. Designers, Information Architects, Content Strategists, Usability Engineers, Front-end Developers, Back-end Developers, Project Managers. The list goes on and on. Over that time, I’ve also been a continual observer, in awe, at the growth of our industry and culture. Especially when considered from a digital design and UX perspective.
So many times, before thoughts of what our public API will look like (you do…
I will start this article with a bit of disclosure. I work on a 15" MacBook Pro Retina every day of my life. I personally own a MacBook Air, iPad Air and iPad Mini Retina. My household is full of Apple products. I say this, only to add emphasis to the thoughts included in this article. I have owned an iPad since the original launch, and have upgraded faithfully. Each time, hoping that “I’ll be able to use this one exactly like I want.” Each time, I’ve been left underwhelmed and, in the long run, my iPad left underused.
Over the course of this past year, I’ve been looking towards how collective UX teams are organized from an Enterprise perspective. When I say “Enterprise”, these are a few of my assumptions that I use to define that word, “Enterprise”:
Okay, so with that out of the way…
With all of this Enterprise separation and process, it can be extremely difficult…
This weekend we watched the movie, “Now You See Me”. I don’t want to give any of the plot away, because I really enjoyed the movie but short story it involves 4 magicians. However, there was a line repeated a few times that I loved, “The more you think you see, the less you actually notice.”
Wow, right? Okay, maybe not right away.
Later that night, I posted a short tweet just saying I enjoyed the movie with that quote in it. After posting, I thought to myself how appropriate that could be for the world of design and development.
I wrote recently about how design systems were coming to the enterprise. This really isn’t just a movement confined to the enterprise, for sure. In truth, the design systems movement has been in full swing for quite a bit. With the continued growth of responsive design, the requirement for flexible systems of components is becoming even more important.
So, what does a Design System look like?
Modern day design systems take on the appearance of tools like Twitter’s Bootstrap or Zurb’s Foundation. Responsive, systems of components and utilities that make building skinnable web applications rapid and more flexible.
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