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Diana MacDonaldPractical UI Patterns for Design Systemshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4938-3_2

2. Tap into patterns

Diana MacDonald1 
Victoria, VIC, Australia

The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.

—Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles

In this chapter we’ll investigate how you can spot, and then learn, new patterns. We’ll explore some tactics using a theme of signup and onboarding—everything necessary to get a new customer started and engaged.

Learning new patterns (sharpening the saw)

I suggest learning about patterns—which ones exist, how to find them—before learning them in depth. This lowers the learning curve and ensures that when it comes time to apply the solution, ...

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