Visual design manual for a software

3 Apr 2012 - 3:56am
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Andreas Absér
2007

Hi, 

I need to create a visual design manual as part of a user interface guideline document for a software. Does anyone have any pointers? It would be great with some examples. Thus far I have only found corporate branding manuals online... And those are mostly describing letterheads and other printed material.

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3 Apr 2012 - 5:09am
lkemen
2012

Hello

It depends on your target. Is it for users or developers ?

You can check how TwitterBootstrap is showing the way it's working:
http://twitter.github.com/bootstrap/scaffolding.html

Or see another example here, about Starbucks:
http://www.starbucks.com/static/reference/styleguide/

And also, a very complete guideline from Apple about OSX applications:
http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/[---]/

You can also read this blogpost that list other examples:
http://usabilitygeek.com/official-usability-user-experience-user-interface-guidelines-from-companies/

Hope it helps.

 

 

3 Apr 2012 - 8:38am
Tania Schlatter
2007

The article on UX Magazine "Anchoring Your Design Language in a Live Style Guide" by Jim Lindstrom has good examples from a single application.

Tania

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