Pattern languages in HCI: a critical review

DEARDEN, Andy and FINLAY, J. (2006). Pattern languages in HCI: a critical review. Human computer interaction, 21 (1), 49-102.

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This paper presents a critical review of patterns and pattern languages in human-computer interaction (HCI). In recent years, patterns and pattern languages have received considerable attention in HCI for their potential as a means for developing and communicating information and knowledge to support good design. This review examines the background to patterns and pattern languages in HCI, and seeks to locate pattern languages in relation to other approaches to interaction design. The review explores four key issues: what is a pattern? what is a pattern language? how are patterns and pattern languages used? and how are values reflected in the pattern-based approach to design? Following on from the review, a future research agenda is proposed for patterns and pattern languages in HCI.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © Routledge, member of the Taylor & Francis Group
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Identification Number: 10.1207/s15327051hci2101_3
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 12:59

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