So I decided to get people excited about Interaction 09 - I would
interview Erin Malone, Christian Crumlish, and Lucas Pettinati to talk
about design patterns, pattern libraries, styleguides, and innovation.
Erin, Christian, and Lucas are leading a workshop on design patterns
at this year’s Interactions in Vancouver; and, Erin and Christian are
writing a book on patterns for designing social spaces for O’Rreilly.
“ An interaction design pattern is not a step-by-step recipe or a
specification. It’s a set of things we’ve learned that tend to work in
clearly defined situations as well as some known issues that need to
be balanced or sorted out or otherwise addressed. A pattern is closer
to a checklist than to a mock or a wireframe. ”