Pattern Language and HCI: Expectations and Experiences

Abstract

Pattern Language (PL) has been researched and developed in HCI research since the mid-80s. Our research was initiated by the question why something like PL can create such enthusiasm and interest over the years, while at the same time not be more widespread and successful? In this paper, we examine the experiences and expectations that HCI researchers who have been involved in PL research have had and still have when it comes to PL. Based on the literature review and interview studies, we provide some overall reflections and several possible directions on the use of PL in HCI.

Publication

Pan, Y. & Stolterman, E. “Pattern Language and HCI: Expectations and Experiences”. CHI 2013 alt.chi (Juried). Proc. of CHI’2013. ACM: New York. [Paper]

Presentation

Collaborators

  • Yue Pan, School of Informatics, Indiana University
  • Erik Stolterman, School of Informatics, Indiana University