Modular Web Design: Creating Reusable Components for User Experience Design and Documentation

Paperback | June 24, 2009

byNathan Curtis

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User experience design teams often suffer from a decentralized, blank canvas approach to creating and documenting a design solution for each new project. As teams repeatedly reinvent screen designs, inconsistency results, and IT teams scramble to pick up the pieces. Pattern libraries only go so far, suggesting general solutions to common problems instead of offering concrete, specific design treatments. At times, documented solutions turn into a costly mess of unclear expectations, unrealistic goals, and abandoned work.

Enter components, each of which represents a chunk of a Web page. Designers can produce wireframes, mockups, or markup far more efficiently reusing components based on an established design system. Rather than limit innovation, components enable designers to render solved design frameworks quickly and to focus on the problem at hand, drastically improving the quality and rate of production. In addition, teams develop a deeper baseline for collaboration, a platform for governance, and a structure for useful and predictable documentation.
 
This book defines the role of components and why they matter, maps out how to organize and build a component library, discusses how to use components in practice, and teaches a process for documenting and maintaining components.

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User experience design teams often suffer from a decentralized, blank canvas approach to creating and documenting a design solution for each new project. As teams repeatedly reinvent screen designs, inconsistency results, and IT teams scramble to pick up the pieces. Pattern libraries only go so far, suggesting general solutions to comm...

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User experience design teams often suffer from a decentralized, blank canvas approach to creating and documenting a design solution for each new project. As teams repeatedly reinvent screen designs, inconsistency results, and IT teams scramble to pick up the pieces. Pattern libraries only go so far, suggesting general solutions to comm...

Nathan Curtis is a founder and principal at EightShapes, LLC, a user experience consulting firm based in Washington, DC. Nathan has been a user experience design practitioner since 1996 in areas including information architecture, interaction design, usability, and user interface development. Prior to founding EightShapes, Nathan pract...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9.14 × 7.26 × 0.74 inPublished:June 24, 2009Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0321601351

ISBN - 13:9780321601353

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Table of Contents

Part 1  Component Design
1. Define
2. Divide
3. Vary
4. Combine
5. Reuse
6. Document
Part 11  Component Libraries
7. Appraise
8. Discover
9. Organize
10. Setup
11. Build
12. Administer
13. Guide
14. Adopt
15. Integrate