Pattern libraries that work!

A 45 minute Case Study by:

Thomas Foster


About this Case Study

Is there a pattern for setting up successfully Pattern Libraries? I’m beginning to think so.

Come and listen to a story about the challenges and mistakes I've made and the lessons I’m trying to learn, as I’ve been setting-up a Design Pattern Library over the past 12 months.

From building a collective of designers able to design quality interactions, to partnering with the Brand group through a major rebrand, and governance and support models for internal and external teams, the success of a pattern library depends on a range of factors.

The session includes a discussion to share your own stories and principles. Together, we'll review a proposed list of principles which we might all find useful as we return to our desks.

About the Speaker

Tom leads the Schroders Experience Design Group. It's a new group focused on driving creativity across the firm and introducing experience design as a new core business capability.

He’s passionate about using design to shape organisations and services in such a way that helps people realise the very best of themselves.

He started working in design back in 2000 for Orange and has since spent time predominantly working for mobile operators (Orange, 3, O2) and finance organisations (JPMorgan, Schroders).

He lives in Winchester with Marianne and their 4 children.