How a Design Becomes a Standard

Here's how your pattern can become a standard.

  1. Your design has needs
    Your use cases, product, or platform require a pattern not currently contained within the Standards, or you need to alter or extend a current pattern. You verify that your pattern meets user needs and create a mockup or prototype.
     
  2. You review your design
    You review your design with other designers and product stakeholders.  If your proposal is accepted for consideration, you address feedback and continue to the next step.
     
  3. You propose
    You submit your proposal to the Standards writing team using the proposal template. Your proposal describes why the pattern is needed and defines the pattern detail, including visualizations or prototypes.
     
  4. The writing team produces a draft of your standard
    The content explains pattern usage, in detail.
     
  5. The Standards Review Board (SRB) reviews the draft
    Collaboration takes places between you, a writer, a visual designer, and the SRB. The review cycle is an iterative process.
     
  6. Your pattern becomes a standard
    Your pattern is published as a standard according to production schedules. 

If you have questions regarding this procedure, email us at:
ux-standards@vmware.com.

Propose a Standard

You can propose a standard for a new interaction pattern or component using the template below.

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