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Modular Web Design: Creating Reusable Components for User Experience Design and Documentation by Nathan Curtis

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Chapter 8. Discover

Once you’ve committed to creating a library, you need to concretely identify each component you’d like to include. During this period, you’ll answer key questions such as the following:

  • When is the most appropriate time to discover a library?

  • Which components should we include in the library?

  • What area(s) of our experience will the library apply to?

  • How do we identify each one?

Discovering, identifying, and prioritizing the full collection can be completed via targeted efforts and activities that can focus a library’s scope and optimize its value.

Approaches

You can discover a new component library organically as a design system evolves or via independent study and workshop exercises to analyze an existing site design. Often, techniques ...

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