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Modular Web Design: Creating Reusable Components for User Experience Design and Documentation by Nathan Curtis

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Chapter 3. Vary

 

“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” (loosely translated as “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”)

 
 --Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

One thing we can be sure about is that nearly everything we design online needs to adapt to change. While a few components may end up having a static, fixed state, so many more require a designer to identify, visualize, and communicate a design’s range and flexibility.

This chapter focuses on how to communicate component variation by doing the following:

  • Documenting different component instances

  • Understanding and communicating states

  • Choosing the right techniques to display visualizations

  • Composing precise and effective descriptions

  • Thinking about how to best combine visualizations and ...

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