Tag: Christopher Alexander

  • Where did the idea of patterns come from?

    Where did the idea of patterns come from? The notion of using interaction design patterns in the user experience design process follows the model that computer software programming took when it adopted the concepts and philosophies of Christopher Alexander. Alexander, an architect, wrote the book, A Pattern Language (1977) and A Timeless Way of Building (1979). In his books […]

  • Persuasive Design Patterns Posted on March 24, 2010 by Lloyd Morgan|Jump To Comments The Design with Intent toolkit is a guide to help you design systems to influence a user’s behaviour. The author, Dan Lockton, has subtitled the toolkit 101 Patterns for Influencing Behaviour Through Design. Categorised into the following eight ‘lenses’ (ways to look […]