welie

30 Jun 2008 - 7:10pm
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6 years ago
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Matthew Zuckman
2008

Best Practices vs. Patterns

People in my office seem to be obsessed with "best practices" lately -
a notion that seems a bit ethereal to me. After all, splash pages,
lead-based paint, burning witches, and other such concepts are now
obsolete (or at least frowned upon). In the past, I have tried to
steer people towards the idea that certain interfaces or features may
be a "standard practice," but I am wondering if patterns are now the
best evaluation tool.

Any thoughts?

./matthew

12 Apr 2007 - 10:20am
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7 years ago
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Christopher Fahey
2005

Patterns vs. Designs

> I'm torn. On one hand, the beauty of calling it a pattern, of
> encompassing it with a name (regardless of how difficult it
> is to get to that name), is that the community can refer to
> that specific interaction instance.

Maybe what we need is a library/wiki chock-full of specific UI design
implementations, tagged with a top-level fixed vocabulary of major
pattern names.

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