A Pattern Approach to Interaction Design

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A Pattern Approach to Interaction Design
To create successful interactive systems, user interface designers need to cooperate with developers and application domain experts in an interdisciplinary team. These groups, however, usually miss a common terminology to exchange ideas, opinions, and values. This paper presents an approach that uses pattern languages to capture this knowledge in software development, HCI, and the application domain. A formal, domain-independent definition of design patterns allows for computer support without sacrificing readability, and pattern use is integrated into the usability engineering life cycle. As an example, experience from building an award-winning interactive music exhibit was turned into a pattern language, which was then used to inform follow-up projects and support HCI education. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.5.2 [Information Interfaces and Presentation (e.g., HCI)]: User Interfaces—style guides; theory and methods; training, help, and documentation; user-centered design; ...
Jan O. Borchers
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Type Conference
Year 2000
Authors Jan O. Borchers
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