Modular content: Designing in pieces for flexible experiences

Breakout session
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
2:50-3:40 p.m.
Room D

As component-based design becomes more commonplace, it brings with it the opportunity to adapt content to a modular framework. But incorporating information into a design system can be a process. Challenges like streamlining copy, template dependency, and image sourcing make content strategy critical: a successful, sustainable design system means a common understanding that content should be intentional and flexible.

In this session, we’ll demonstrate how working with a predefined set of pieces doesn’t have to limit expression—how breaking free from the idea of content as a fixed spot on a webpage helps express ideas in a fresh and lasting way.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Why having endless space and no restrictions actually makes it harder to craft good content
  • How a strong up-front content strategy supports component-based UI design
  • Common challenges and solutions related to incorporating information into design systems

Who should attend: This session will be a good fit for people who need an introduction to component-based design or are looking for new solutions to challenges they might not have considered, or for UX practitioners looking to better understand how content strategy, IA, and visual design interact through the lens of component-based design.

Modular content: Designing in pieces for flexible experiencesRosamund Lannin

Content Strategist, Bounteous

Modular content: Designing in pieces for flexible experiences

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