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Visual Design

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Stanford Web Services recommends the following platforms, resources, and tips for interface designers across the university to help with visual UI design and inclusive practices.

Decanter Design System & Frontend Framework

Decanter is a web design and development system for Stanford University. It includes a responsive layout system and a browsable collection of design patterns that can be used in any Stanford project.
Learn more on the Decanter website

Decanter also includes specific Design System documentation
Decanter Design System Documentation

Stanford Identity Guide

The identity guide was informed by many conversations, research, and workshops across campus. It’s intended to inspire and align our efforts as we communicate about the work and impact of Stanford. The creative elements offered here are not mandates, but tools to aid strong, cohesive communications across the university.
Learn more at the Stanford Identity Guide website

Additional Resources


Inclusive Design

Design Patterns