The Ultimate List of Style Guides and UI Guidelines

If you are a graphic designer or an interaction designer and have ever been tasked with creating a style guide or UI guidelines document (both are different and I’ve had the pleasure to work on both of them creating templates and the actual documents for brands and products), this list should help you out as a consolidated list of references.

This list is going to be constantly updated (and will ultimately be a monster list, it’s quite modest for now) of publicly accessible style guides and UI guideline documents on the web. If you find any links not working or would like to suggest one that is not on the list, feel free to comment and let me know.

  1. Google material design
  2. 3M logo standards (website, partial public access)
    3m logo standards
  3. ABB Brand Identity (website, partial public access)
  4. ACDSee Brand Style Guide (PDF download)
  5. Air Products Identity Standards (website, partial public access)
    air products logo guidelines
  6. Ameritech Graphical User Interface Standards and Design Guidelines (PDF, 1370 kb)
    ameritech ui guidelines
  7. AMAIA Residence Brand Manual (PDF, 816 kb)
    AIMA residence brand manual
  8. Android User Interface Guidelines (website)
    Android User Interface Guidelines
  9. Apple OSX Human Interface Guidelines (website)
    Apple OSX human interface guidelines
  10. Apple iOS Human Interface Guidelines (website)
    Apple iOS Human Interface Guidelines
  11. Barbican Visual Identity (website with PDF download)
    Barbican visual identity
  12. BBC Future Media Standards & Guidelines (website)
    bbc future media standards and guidelines
  13. BBC Global Experience Language (GEL) (website)
    BBC gel
  14. Belfast Zoo Brand guidelines
  15. Blackberry and RIM wireless handheld UI Developers Guide (PDF, 1.3 mb)
  16. BlackBerry Branding Guidelines (PDF, 300 kb)
  17. Brick brand guidelines
  18. Cargill Identity Style Guide
    Cargil brand identity guidelines
  19. Cambridge University Brand Guidelines
    cambridge brand guidelines
  20. Cunard Brand Guidelines
  21. ELMER 2– User Interface Guidelines for Government Web Forms (PDF, 1.2 mb)
  22. Easy Group Brand Manual (PDF, 2 mb)
  23. Eclipse User Interface Guidelines
  24. Federal Identity Program (Canada)
  25. GOOD Technology Brand Identity Guide
  26. Gnome Human Interface Guidelines
  27. Heineken Visual Guidelines
  28. Java Look and Feel Design Guidelines
    java look and feel guidelines
  29. KDE User Interface Guidelines
  30. Kew’s Brand Guidelines (PDF, 5 mb)
  31. Microsoft Inductive User Interface Guidelines
  32. Microsoft Surface User Experience Guidelines
  33. MITRE- Guidelines for designing user interface software
  34. NASA style guide
  35. Novozymes’ brand guide (private access)
  36. The New School Visual Identity Manual (PDF, 6.5 mb)
  37. The New School Web Style Guide
  38. Oracle Alta Mobile UI Guidelines 
  39. Oracle Alta UI Guidelines
  40. Oracle Fusion Help User Interface Guidelines
  41. Oracle Applications User Interface Standards for Forms (PDF)
  42. Oracle Browser Look and Feel (BLAF) Guidelines
  43. Oracle Fusion Applications User Experience Patterns and Guidelines
  44. Oracle Rich Client User Interface (RCUI) Guidelines
  45. Palm OS User Interface Guidelines
  46. RSA Brand Guide
  47. SAP Design Guidelines and Resources
    SAP design guidelines and resources
  48. Silicon Graphics Indigo Magic User Interface Guidelines
  49. Skype Brand Identity Guidelines
  50. Spelman College Visual Identity Guidelines (PDF, 1.3 mb)
  51. Reuters Brand Center
  52. Taligent Human Interface Guidelines
    Talegent human interface guidelines
  53. University of Northern Colorado Identity Style Guide (PDF, 2.3 mb)
  54. WebEx brand style guide
  55. Windows User Experience
  56. Windows User Experience Guidelines
  57. Windows User Experience Interaction Guidelines
  58. Windows XP Visual Guidelines (There’s a download section to the right to download WindowsXP DesignGuidelines)
  59. Yale Web Style Guide
    Yale web style guide
  60. Yale’s Visual Identity
    Yale visual identity