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Exploring Experience Design by Ezra Schwartz

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Experience platforms

A platform is a system of systems--an integrated, modular, and specialized technology foundation, which makes it possible to extend a published set of predefined components in a variety of ways, in order to create quickly and at lower costs new product experiences. Experience platforms also include, in addition to various technology foundations, a design system that blends seamlessly with the technology.

Familiar examples of computing platforms are those produced by Microsoft, Apple, and Google. A generic ecosystem of platforms is visualized in the following diagram:

A platform's ecosystem represents a chain of dependencies ...

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