UI Kit is the classic set of product design resources that is aimed at improving consistency in business applications. As the original Pega Platform design solution, UI-Kit speeds up maintenance and continued development of existing applications. For more information on the UI-Kit design patterns, see UI-Kit legacy design documentation.
In the 8.6 version of Pega Platform, UI-Kit supports existing classic applications or applications that you build on top of UI-Kit-reliant Pega products, such as Pega Customer Service.
For more information on UI types, see Understanding UI capalibilities in Pega 8.6.
- Designing your user interface
Before you start creating the user interface in your application, learn about the available tools, best practices, and basic principles that drive user experience design.
- Building portals
Portals represent the main interface of your application, and provide users, such as case workers, managers, and customers, with the tools that they need to do their work. By setting up portals, you can configure the optimal environment for each of these user groups with minimal effort.
- Working with Dev Studio forms
Forms capture information that your application needs to process cases. By configuring intuitive forms in Dev Studio, you can help your users understand the tasks that they need to perform.
- Styling your application with design systems
Design systems help you introduce consistency to the applications that you build. By choosing to use a design system, you can scale your designs to maintain a unified presence across a number of platforms with less effort.
- Debugging your UI
Debug your UI efficiently by directly modifying interface elements that are rendered on the current page. The Live UI tool helps you make quick UI adjustments at run time and publish or discard your changes immediately.
- Localizing your application
Localizing your application helps users work in their preferred language, which improves their experience and ensures a better understanding of the product. By localizing an application, you can expand your operations to new markets regardless of language barriers.
- Configuring an accessible UI
Reach the broadest audience for your application by building a user interface that addresses the needs of users with disabilities. Designing a UI for assistive technologies, such as screen readers, is important for compliance and provides essential access to users who have visual impairments.