The NYCO Patterns Framework is a collection of tools and principles used to make creating pattern libraries fun for developers, transparent for teams, and sustainable beyond the lifecycle of digital products. I started the framework with support and feedback from my team and our fellows while building the ACCESS NYC UI Pattern Library. It includes front-end development tools such as the Patterns Command Line Interface (CLI) and technical guidelines for internally constructing UIs.
This font-end developer tooling helped my team and I to design, develop, and maintain 4 additional product pattern libraries, including the Working NYC Patterns, Growing Up NYC Patterns, Generation NYC Patterns, and NYC Opportunity Common Agency Patterns.
Product managers, designers, and engineers have used the tools and libraries in multiple internal and external projects, greatly expanding our capacity for more complex design challenges. I used them to stand up the static documentation site for the NYC Benefits Screening API as well as build and launch the Mental Health for All website.