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“Patterns” and “Pattern Libraries” in UX – a call for terminology alignment

Alternate title: “…ruminations on where we are today” In my previous article, I mentioned a terminology struggle around the use of the word “Pattern” for our enterprise style guide – Sears Pattern Why do I care? Language matters. In an organization like ours, adoption / buy-in is critical. “Pattern” may have meaning to someone […]

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“Patterns” in UX – what’s your definition?

              “Patterns” seems to be an en vogue term right now.  Maybe it’s just because I’m assigned to a team creating a Pattern Library here at Sears Holdings…I feel like I see the term everywhere. During interviews with our audience (employees), the definition of the term stuck out as […]

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Mixeling it Up; a Little Reminder to Infuse some Fun

I have slightly redefined my role here at UX Sears. I now lead a team known as the Experience Frameworks team. We have a charter, thanks mostly for the work that  Tracy put into it. It is exciting as we further leverage our amazing research team and use their insights to drive our work around Patterns and Guidelines. […]

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