Design Patterns: Introduction

by Luke Wroblewski May 21, 2006

In the Spring of 2006, a group of designers intimately familiar with the organization and development of design pattern resources got together to discuss the current and future role of design patterns in the real world.

We talked about defining and documenting patterns, the context required to communicate how patterns should be applied, what it takes to develop a design language, and how disparate lists of patterns could converge. It’s our hope this conversation continues.

Design Patterns

A conversation about defining and sharing user interface design languages:

James Reffell UI Design Manager, eBay Inc. Curator, eBay Pattern Engine


Bill Scott Ajax Evangelist, Yahoo! Inc. Curator, Yahoo! Design Pattern Library


Jenifer Tidwell Interaction designer/software developer, The MathWorks Author, Designing Interfaces Curator, UI Patterns and Techniques


Martijn van Welie Senior Interaction Designer, Satama Amsterdam Curator, Patterns in Interaction Design


Luke Wroblewski Principal Designer, Yahoo! Inc. Founder/Principal, LukeW Interface Designs Author, Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web Usability


What Do We Mean by "Design Patterns"?

What’s the Best Way to Communicate Patterns?