Visual design manual for a software

3 Apr 2012 - 3:56am
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Andreas Absér


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.


3 Apr 2012 - 5:09am


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

You can check how TwitterBootstrap is showing the way it's working:

Or see another example here, about Starbucks:

And also, a very complete guideline from Apple about OSX applications:[---]/

You can also read this blogpost that list other examples:

Hope it helps.



3 Apr 2012 - 8:38am
Tania Schlatter

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


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