Hello there.

A few more examples of Design Principles have been added to the site. We now have over 145 examples. However, there's still quite a few sources with "Help needed" at the bottom of the page.

Did you know? is Open Source. If a piece of information is missing from an example you'll see a "Help needed…" box at the bottom of the page. The box contains some tips and guidance about what's missing. Here's an example: Paypal's Design Principles. Currently this example has a missing overview, source and summaries for each principle.

If an overview is missing for a particular set of principles, why not write one? There's plenty of examples that don't have an overview. Some use a paragraph pasted from the source.

I recently wrote an overview for IBM's Blockchain Design Principles. It's a brief overview of the challenges the team faced and a summary of how they achieved their goals. It doesn't have to be too detailed, just enough information to put the principles into context.

  • What kind of team was involved?
  • What sort of challenges did they face?
  • How did they choose their design principles?
  • How did they measure their goals?
  • What positive gains were there?

Briefly covering a few points like the above would be super-helpful to the community.  

If you want to contribute in any way please take a look at the github repo or just drop me an email and I will be happy to help.

Filtering, tags, sorting

Filtering and tags are still a work in progress. They'll be on the site soon. There's quite a lot of manual work in re-reading the examples and adding appropriate tags.

Thanks for reading and as always here are some interesting links and some featured examples from

Ben Brignell,  

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