To the Pattern Lab! Better Collaboration in Drupal Using Atomic Design Principles

07/22/2015 - 13:00-07/22/2015 - 13:45
Balcony C
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Front-end, User Experience and Design

This track covers delivering projects focused on the most important audience—the end user. Learn how to leverage Drupal to help you keep abreast of emerging trends in the mobile, componentized Web world. We’ll show you strategies for fostering collaboration between content creators, designers, strategists, and end-users.

Learn how to use styleguide/prototyping tools like Pattern Lab to increase collaboration between designers, themers, developers, and your organization on Drupal projects. A focus on modular design early on in a Drupal project improves workflow and efficiency for the whole team.

We will examine how pattern lab was used in the recent redesign of the USDA NIFA website.

After applying modular design principles into your design workflow you will have:

  • Shinier, more polished sites: You’ll improve collaboration between themers and designers without relying so much on static photoshop comps, dramatically improving the end product’s quality at a higher detail level.

  • Happier stakeholders: All the stakeholders within your organization will be able to see functional visual designs earlier in the sprints, and be able to play with the site in an easy to use interface.

  • Happier developers: Developers can concentrate on the hard work of building the site while themers and designers concentrate on the visual design.

  • Project managers overcome with joy: Sites will be more easily themed, front-end bugs will be caught earlier, stakeholders can see progress sooner, designers will be less bogged down in Photoshop iterations, and projects will be more successful.