New design, new patterns

The Yahoo! Pattern library has launched a new design – to match the revamped design of the Yahoo! Developer Network. This was a project that originally started way before I left Yahoo! and was supposed to be part of the YDN overhaul project I led. But life and other projects often get in the way and it has been a long time coming. From what I understand (since I am no longer there I can’t say for sure) this has been one of many projects on folks plates so it’s amazing to finally be launched.

It’s nice to see that the team, led by Christian Crumlish, was finally able to get it out there. There is a lot that is much improved in terms of navigation, organization and the ability for users to discuss the patterns. It would be nice to see comments per pattern on the pattern, but the discussion forums are available from every page and offer the ability for the community to have a conversation.

Several of the patterns I wrote for our book are in the library as well. Seems that even though I left a year ago, the ghost of me still lingers. Check out some of the new Engagement, Identity, and Collecting patterns.

Congrats to the team – the new library looks amazing. Can’t wait to see how it grows and continues to evolve.

current: experience matters design :: senior level interaction design and systems strategy consulting former partner, tangible user experience; Yahoo! founder of the public and internal Yahoo! pattern library. design director of ued teams responsible for designing solutions across key yahoo! platforms: social media, personalization, membership and vertical search.

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  1. Thanks, Erin! Your legacy is going strong. Expect to see more of the social patterns I sorta “tricked” you into writing for me, filtering into the Y! library over time.

    As you may recall, there are long-term wishes for per-pattern commenting, and as a workaround I can eventually extend a new forum topic for each pattern, but to have built them all out in anticipation would have created a Potemkin Village over in the forums view.


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