How to solve user experience problems with PatternFly
We are very happy to host on our blog Leslie Hinson, PatternFly lead and UX designer at Red Hat. To you, Leslie!
PatternFly is an open design system initiated by the Red Hat UXD Team for enterprise web applications. The goal of the project is to deliver common design patterns, styles, and the code necessary for our community to build a great user experience. At Red Hat, we leverage PatternFly to deliver a consistent user experience across our product portfolio.
The benefits of using PatternFly include:
- Faster design and development time. PatternFly provides re-usable design patterns and code allowing teams more time to innovate on application specific features and functions.
- Behavioral and visual consistency. Behavioral consistency across a portfolio leads to better usability because users are familiar with the interactions. Visual consistency establishes a look and feel that users will recognize and unifies a product portfolio.
PatternFly has had success with internal adoption in Red Hat and we are excited to add examples of usage that are external to Red Hat. Entando has successfully leveraged PatternFly as a way to help achieve UX convergence and deliver a cohesive customer experience with their 4.3 release. Beyond adoption, Entando is a valuable part of the PatternFly community that can contribute to the project based on their enterprise use cases and customer needs.
PatternFly is a living standard that evolves alongside user needs. To learn more about the PatternFly roadmap, visit the announcements or check out the PatternFly blog to read about various design and development initiatives occurring openly in our community. If you’re interested in contributing to PatternFly, reach out to us via any of the mechanisms on our community page.
Leslie Hinson is the PatternFly lead and UX designer at Red Hat with a passion for organization and collaboration. She’s an advocate for open design and enjoys identifying how traditional open source principles can be applied to design. You can find her on Twitter @patternflygirl.