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.
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"?
- Part one: Martijn van Welie & Bill Scott
- Part two: Luke Wroblewski & Jenifer Tidwell
- Part three: James Reffell, Martijn van Welie & Bill Scott
- Part four: James Reffell, Luke Wroblewski & Jenifer Tidwell