Why build a pattern library?
Creating a template for interactive patterns achieves several things:
• When creating a new pattern, fellow designers know the the categories and types of information they need to create in order to build a robust pattern.
• A consistent format makes it easy to compare two similar patterns (ie. checkbox versus a toggle) to easily see which one is appropriate for the desired scenario.
• A consistent format makes it easy for designers, product managers and engineers to quickly find the information they need
Example in context
HELIX Design System: Designer Toolkits
Intralinks Dealnexus: Inline Edit
Datagrids: Pattern Discovery and Development
Intralinks Dealnexus: Visual Uplift & Re-brand
NetApp: Intranet Style Guide
Marcom Brand Guidelines Translated to Product
Intralinks Product: Dynamic Filter
Intralinks Product: Asynchronous Multi-file Upload
Product Vision: Intralinks Messaging
Intralinks: Pattern & Style Guide (Concept)