Implementing a Pattern Library in the Real World: A Yahoo! Case Study

Examples and resources from a talk given at the 2005 ASIS&T IA Summit.

Authors: Matt Leacock, Erin Malone, Chanel Wheeler


A case study of the definition, design, and roll-out of an interaction design pattern library at Yahoo! Inc. The process for defining the requirements, design of the application, process for defining the lifecycle of a pattern, as well as the organizational challenges involved are all discussed.

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Questions and comments are welcome. Contact Matt Leacock.