2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Design Pattern Libraries

#sxsw #patternlib


UI design practices have evolved over the years. Too much or too little design documentation can create a gap between designers and engineers, but there is an easier way. Today’s solutions allow designers to communicate designs in an efficient manner, using tools that are easy to manage and maintain. No matter the size of the project, design patterns allow for consistency across the user experience. In this session we’ll discuss new ways to communicate designs and the process of creating, maintaining, and evolving a design language using a pattern library. Learn about how to document and share design patterns, involve others, and create a uniform user experience in the process.



Brian Peppler

Dir, UX Design

EPAM Empathy Lab

Brian Peppler is a Director of User Experience Design at EPAM Empathy Lab. His work with pattern libraries has unified products across multiple teams and platforms and streamlined the integration of acquisitions. He has a passion for interaction and service design and uses these interests to create holistic experiences. Brian has designed products and services for 3M, GE, NASA, York, AmeriCorps and The Peace Corps. He's an active member of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) and helps coordinate local and international events for the organization.


John Goff

Sr Interaction Designer


John's career started almost 20 years ago while he was finishing his art degree at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He describes his first job as a lesson in HTML and Photoshop at a time when so little was known about the potential of the web. Since then he has worked for several startup and enterprise companies focused on UX, and has spent the last 8 years at eBay, Inc. Since starting with eBay John has worked across many business units including eBay Motors, PayPal, and now Magento.

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