Design Guidelines


  • Next Week – Finishing touches on functional prototypes & documentation
  • 11/30/15 – Last regular class, final presentation dress rehearsals
  • Final Exam – Thursday, 12/10 8:00-10:50
  • A new prototyping tool –

Design Notebooks

Let’s take a few minutes to review some of your Design Notebooks.

Design Guidelines

Why do you need Design Guidelines?

Some examples of Design Guidelines:


Together with your team, review the example design guidelines listed above. Answer the following questions:

  • What guideline elements are common across most of the design guidelines?
  • Which guideline is most applicable as a template for your project?
  • What elements are present in your project that need to be documented that are not present in any of the guidelines listed above?


Let’s take a few minutes review your analysis of the example design guidelines.


Together with your team, create an outline for your project’s design guidelines. Include:

  • a title
  • subheads for each guidance section (logo, typography, color palette, layout, device responsiveness, message size, copy style, etc)



With your team, continue refining your project’s design guidelines.

  • Fill out each section you created during class, including visuals where appropriate to demonstrate how to implement your design elements.

Design Notebook (Individually)

  • Create a new slide in your Design Notebook and title it “Design Guidelines”
  • Include a link to your team’s Design Guidelines document

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