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Harry’s notes from patterns day

In these notes Harry asks some interesting questions about pattern libraries. You won’t be disappointed by his own answers.

‘Question your need for patterns. Asking the effort of making and maintaining patterns equal to what teams or organisations get out of having some?’. Remember ‘We’re not creating a design system, we’re creating a solution to a problem.’

…the necessity of getting decision makers to back patterns. Otherwise they die from lack of money and attention.

Stories about saved time and better consistency aren’t enough to get backing. You need metrics too; How many services are using the patterns. How much value teams building services and people using them get from patterns? How does this vary from one service to another?

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