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 wayâ€”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 Iâ€™ve seen, there are also one-off, new problems to be solved.”