User Interface Design Style Guides are not dead, they just smell funny

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User Interface Design Style Guide, the living document

In a hyper agile business world the usage of design tools like User Interface Design Style Guides (UIDSG) seems anachronistic. UIDSG are also biased as being inflexible, hard to manage and rapidly outdated. The opposite is true: UIDSG are still important tools for design management. They unfold their full power if they are based on a straight forward design pattern approach, delivered in ways that keep obstacles of usage for the indented stakeholders as low as possible, and are seen as living documents. In the end UIDSG are most valuable for the development of consistent user interfaces with the return of increased user satisfaction.

User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA)

The annual UXPA conference lasts a few days and is worldwide the most influencal User Experience Event. The User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) supports the work of UX professionals who research User Experience of products and services, design and evaluate it. Founded in 1991, the UXPA is one of the biggest associations which promotes the economic relevance of User Experience and the further development of the field; among other things with conferences, like the UXPA 2017 conference in Toronto, the World Usability Day or with more than 50 so called “local chapters” mith members in 60 countries for networking.

The presentation of Michael Bechinie, resp. the joint submission by Michael, Manfred Tscheligi and Markus Murtinger, can be downloaded/read on Slideshare.

More information about UXPA, can be found on the UXPA website.

The programme and details about the speakers of this year’s conference, can be found on the UXPA event website.

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