I was interviewed

Published today on Boxes and Arrows, Will Evans interviews Christian Crumlish, Lucas Pettinati and I about design patterns, building pattern libraries and things like constraints and ethics.

“Constraints are a fact of life. Patterns are just tools to guide decisions. Converting every pattern to a component solution with skin and code will limit a designers options but they still have to resolve how it will all go together in a cohesive way—how the hierarchy of information guides the user; how pieces move from one into another; how to keep things from clashing or being confusing. And, in almost every design problem I’ve seen, there are also one-off, new problems to be solved.”

Read the whole interview and then come take our workshop at Interactions 09 in Vancouver or the IA Summit in Memphis.

erin
current: partner, tangible user experience :: a full-service user experience design consulting firm. former Yahoo! founder of the public and internal Yahoo! pattern library. dse. design director of ued teams responsible for designing solutions across key yahoo! platforms: social media, personalization, membership and vertical search.

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