The Yahoo! platform design team shares their process for defining and designing a pattern and standards library, the process for defining the requirements of the repository and the process for defining the lifecycle of a pattern.
Matt Leacock has been designing user interfaces for nine years for companies including Yahoo!, AOL, Netscape, and Claris. At AOL/Netscape, he designed Netscape Search 1.0, contributed to Netscape 6, and managed teams overseeing the design of personalization products and You've Got Pictures for AOL. He can now be found designing tools to bring standardization across Yahoo!s network of services. Matt received a BFA in Visual Communication from Northern Illinois University in 1995. He is a member of UPA and his local CHI chapter.