UX Patterns Explorer


I love design patterns — it is a great way to communicate among developers about the nature of a given problem area and what is likely to work or not.  By using patterns, developers don’t have to recreate the wheel each time. 

The folks at infragistics have put together a UX Patterns site that is focused on share patterns in the UX space.  Just as with code, using existing patterns can help you consider options, pick among standards and avoid recreating the wheel each time. 

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Use and Enjoy!

Check out the Quince site and of course, the Quince blog.  

 

BTW, in case you think applying the “patterns” concept to the UX space is stretching it, keep in mind that the roots of the term are in architecture.. check out one of my favorite books A Timeless Way of Building

Comments (12)

  1. What's New says:

    I love design patterns — it is a great way to communicate among developers about the nature of a given

  2. Thanigainathan.S says:

    Hi,

    Really nice article. Thanks.

    Thani

  3. Via Brad Abrams , check out this great site: Quince: a catalog of UX design patterns .

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  5. Mike says:

    The link "UX Patterns site" doesn’t work

  6. Infragistics released “ UX Patterns Explorer ” a site that groups together a set of data visualization

  7. Pete Brown says:

    Patterns in UX are just important as in other aspects of software design, just not documented as well.

    Quince is great!

    Another good reference is the book Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design" by Jenifer Tidwell.

    Pete

  8. Mr_Huh says:

    I’m not sure the point of the Infragistics demo was other than to show off their product as each "patter" was nothing more than an explanation of the control they used.

    What was that about?!

  9. Pavel says:

    This application is pretty bad. Uses too much resources and crashes a lot.

    Another poorly written Silverlight application.

  10. fmarguerie says:

    I have built on my blog a list of sites that reference UI patterns, which includes Quince: http://weblogs.asp.net/fmarguerie/archive/2009/02/15/ui-design-patterns-libraries.aspx