Design Patterns: Who is Your Audience?

by October 17, 2006

The Yahoo! User Interface Blog has published my comments about the importance of understanding your audience when attempting to communicate design patterns:

Q: What’s the best way to communicate a pattern? by Luke Wroblewski

"Jenifer makes some great points about the key ingredients of a design pattern. I’d second the importance of examples and thoughtful “problem” and “use when” descriptions. Beyond these defining elements, the right metadata for a design pattern is often dicated by your audience." Read more...