February 6 9:00AMWorkshop Fee: $250.00 USD
* Tired of redesigning the same interactions over and over again?
* Interested in streamlining your design and development process without sacrificing quality?
* Wondering if you need to create a library of reusable design components and solutions?
* Heard about the Yahoo! Pattern Library and want to know the real story?
Erin, Christian, and Lucas will share insights and lessons learned from the 3+ year history of the Yahoo! pattern library. They will show how to identify patterns, write, review and rate patterns; build a pattern library; and then will discuss how to leverage the interaction guidelines codified in a pattern library to rapidly design websites and applications.
Topics covered include:
* Identifying patterns
* Writing patterns (and building consensus)
* Reviewing and rating patterns
* Organizing patterns into a library
* Attaching templates and code modules to patterns
* Rapid prototyping of web experiences
* Rapid development of production-ready web experiences
Erin Malone, Principal with Tangible UX, has over 20 years of experience leading design teams and developing web and software applications, social experiences and system-wide solutions. Prior to Tangible, she spent 4 years at Yahoo! leading the Platform User Experience Design team where they were responsible for building the Yahoo! Design Pattern Library and for providing design expertise to the popular YUI (Yahoo! User Interface Library). Additionally, she led the redesign of the Yahoo! Developer Network, oversaw the redesign of Yahoo!'s registration system, developed the user experience team's intranet and worked on other cross-company initiatives.
Before Yahoo!, Erin was a Design Director at AOL, Creative Director at AltaVista and chief Information Architect for Zip2. She was the founding editor-in-chief of Boxes and Arrows, is the author of several articles on interaction design history and design management and a founding member of the IA Institute. Currently she is working on a book for O'Reilly Media with Christian Crumlish called Designing Social Interfaces.
Christian Crumlish has been designing and writing about online user experiences since 1994. He is the curator of the Yahoo! Design Pattern Library and is in his second elected term as a Director of the Information Architecture Institute.
He studied philosophy at Princeton and painting at the San Francisco School of Art. He is the author of, most recently, The Power of Many: How the Living Web is Transforming Politics, Business, and Everyday Life (Wiley, 2004). Currently, he is working on a book for O'Reilly Media with Erin Malone called Designing Social Interfaces. He lives in Oakland, California, with his wife, Briggs, and his cat, Fraidy.
Lucas Pettinati is a Principal Interaction Designer at Yahoo! working on several international projects. Since joining Yahoo! in 2004, he has designed the Yahoo! Developer Network website, was responsible for Yahoo's all new user registration process, the redesigned Yahoo! Personals site, and created the Yahoo! design stencil kit.
Before learning to yodel, Lucas designed products for American Express, Sabre Holdings, and BMC Software. He holds a BA in Architecture form the University of California at Berkeley and sits on the industry advisory board for the Georgia Institute of Technology's HCI Master's program.