Does anyone here actually use UI kits?

5 months ago from Matt K, Head of Design

  • Tait BrownTait Brown, 5 months ago

    There are two main types I use, an in-house UI kit and a third party one. When I was consulting with big enterprise companies I would often build a UI kit from scratch in Sketch to greatly accelerate the prototyping and mocking phases. Now that I'm back in a product company, it's the same kind of deal, only I've got more time now to flesh it out. What is the official, branded way of presenting x information, or y data.

    With third party ones, I find they're only really useful as a consolidated Pattern Tap replacement. If I want to see some interesting ways of presenting a chat UI, I can generally find 3 variants per broad-based UI kit that are somewhat grounded in the real world. If I do the same search on Dribbble I will find a lot of unrelated tag matches, and a lot of fanciful, impractical ideas.

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