“If a message can be understood in different ways, it will be understood in just that way which does the most harm.”
“Design used to be the sauce you’d reach for in the cupboard; now it’s the flour you need at the start of the recipe.”
I actually never thought about calling it an interface inventory, but keeping a document like this can be a big time saver. It helps to develop consistent interfaces and applications.
“Many are familiar with the concept of a content inventory. Content audits are usually performed in the early stages of a website redesign process to take stock of all a site’s content. It’s a tedious process involving spreadsheets and caffeine, but the hard work pays off. You end up all your content laid out on the table, which gives you a new perspective on what your content is and how to tackle it.”