A Pattern Language

A Pattern Language
Author: Christopher Alexander
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-09-20
ISBN 10: 0190050357
ISBN 13: 9780190050351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Pattern Language Book Review:

You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope replace existing ideas and practices entirely." The three books are The Timeless Way of Building, The Oregon Experiment, and this book, A Pattern Language. At the core of these books is the idea that people should design for themselves their own houses, streets, and communities. This idea may be radical (it implies a radical transformation of the architectural profession) but it comes simply from the observation that most of the wonderful places of the world were not made by architects but by the people. At the core of the books, too, is the point that in designing their environments people always rely on certain "languages," which, like the languages we speak, allow them to articulate and communicate an infinite variety of designs within a forma system which gives them coherence. This book provides a language of this kind. It will enable a person to make a design for almost any kind of building, or any part of the built environment. "Patterns," the units of this language, are answers to design problems (How high should a window sill be? How many stories should a building have? How much space in a neighborhood should be devoted to grass and trees?). More than 250 of the patterns in this pattern language are given: each consists of a problem statement, a discussion of the problem with an illustration, and a solution. As the authors say in their introduction, many of the patterns are archetypal, so deeply rooted in the nature of things that it seemly likely that they will be a part of human nature, and human action, as much in five hundred years as they are today.

A Pattern Language

A Pattern Language
Author: Christopher Alexander,Sara Ishikawa,Murray Silverstein
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1171
Release: 1977
ISBN 10: 0195019199
ISBN 13: 9780195019193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Pattern Language Book Review:

Two hundred and fifty-three archetypal patterns consisting of problem statements, discussions, illustrations, and solutions provide lay persons with a framework for engaging in architectural design

A New Pattern Language for Growing Regions

A New Pattern Language for Growing Regions
Author: Michael Mehaffy,Yulia Kryazheva,Andrew Rudd,Nikos Salingaros
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9780578633640
ISBN 13: 0578633647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Pattern Language for Growing Regions Book Review:

The 1977 book "A Pattern Language" was a landmark in the design world, introducing a methodology that has since become remarkably widespread and effective across many fields. Among them is software, where "design patterns" have since become an industry standard. Important spinoffs include peer-to-peer collaboration technologies like wiki - the basis of Wikipedia and related innovations - as well as Agile Methodology. Yet curiously, the one field where pattern methodology has lagged most conspicuously is the one where it began, the built environment. In part, the popular appeal of the 1977 book served to "freeze" the initial set of patterns, greatly slowing further peer-to-peer development in environmental design - contrary to the original authors' stated aims. As one remedy, we present here - in one of many more hoped-for future companion volumes to the original classic book - a new collection of 80 patterns for a new era of urban challenges, including rapid urbanization, slum upgrading, sustainable urbanism, [CUT: "new"] urban technologies, and new tools and strategies to meet these and other challenges. This new collection comes as a contribution to a five-year collaboration with UN-Habitat on implementation of the "New Urban Agenda," a framework document adopted by consensus by all 193 countries of the United Nations. However, there remains an urgent need to implement its humane aspirations, using tools and strategies grounded in research evidence, but also subject to revision, addition and refinement with new findings from new collaborators. This volume aims to meet that need - together with the launch of an online companion pattern "repository", available at npl.wiki. Both initiatives were developed in collaboration with Ward Cunningham, wiki inventor, and pioneer of pattern languages of programming as well as Agile Methodology. Both are meant to expand the capacity of pattern languages in support of a hopeful new era of open-source, human-centered, life-enriching technology.

The Timeless Way of Building

The Timeless Way of Building
Author: Christopher Alexander,Professor in the Department of Architecture Christopher Alexander
Publsiher: New York : Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 1979
ISBN 10: 9780195024029
ISBN 13: 0195024028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Timeless Way of Building Book Review:

This introductory volume to Alexander's other works, A Pattern of Language and The Oregon Experiment, explains concepts fundamental to his original approaches to the theory and application of architecture

The Oregon Experiment

The Oregon Experiment
Author: Christopher Alexander,Professor in the Department of Architecture Christopher Alexander,Murray Silverstein,Shlomo Angel,Sara Ishikawa,Danny Abrams
Publsiher: Center for Environmental Struc
Total Pages: 190
Release: 1975
ISBN 10: 9780195018240
ISBN 13: 0195018249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oregon Experiment Book Review:

Details the master architectural design plan currently being implemented at the University of Oregon, illustrating the participation of all members of a small community in the designing of their own environment

Learning Patterns A Pattern Language for Creative Learning

Learning Patterns  A Pattern Language for Creative Learning
Author: Takashi Iba
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2014-09-04
ISBN 10: 1312408855
ISBN 13: 9781312408852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning Patterns A Pattern Language for Creative Learning Book Review:

In Creative Learning, learner creates opportunities for learning by himself/herself by launching and implementing his/her own project, and learn through actively creating with others. How can such a Creative Learning be achieved? The secrets are scribed in this book. Learning Patterns presents 40 distinct patterns that show tips, methods, and views for a Creative Learning. The Learning Patterns are written as a pattern language that summarizes the design knowledge that develops from a person's experience into the form of a pattern. It pairs a problem that occurs in a certain context of a design with its solution and gives it a name. Read through the pages and use any or all of the Learning Patterns to make your learning more creative!

Designing Distributed Control Systems

Designing Distributed Control Systems
Author: Veli-Pekka Eloranta,Johannes Koskinen,Marko Leppänen,Ville Reijonen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2014-06-09
ISBN 10: 1118694155
ISBN 13: 9781118694152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Distributed Control Systems Book Review:

Designing Distributed Control Systems presents 80 patterns for designing distributed machine control system software architecture (forestry machinery, mining drills, elevators, etc.). These patterns originate from state-of-the-art systems from market-leading companies, have been tried and tested, and will address typical challenges in the domain, such as long lifecycle, distribution, real-time and fault tolerance. Each pattern describes a separate design problem that needs to be solved. Solutions are provided, with consequences and trade-offs. Each solution will enable piecemeal growth of the design. Finding a solution is easy, as the patterns are divided into categories based on the problem field the pattern tackles. The design process is guided by different aspects of quality, such as performance and extendibility, which are included in the pattern descriptions. The book also contains an example software architecture designed by leading industry experts using the patterns in the book. The example system introduces the reader to the problem domain and demonstrates how the patterns can be used in a practical system design process. The example architecture shows how useful a toolbox the patterns provide for both novices and experts, guiding the system design process from its beginning to the finest details. Designing distributed machine control systems with patterns ensures high quality in the final product. High-quality systems will improve revenue and guarantee customer satisfaction. As market need changes, the desire to produce a quality machine is not only a primary concern, there is also a need for easy maintenance, to improve efficiency and productivity, as well as the growing importance of environmental values; these all impact machine design. The software of work machines needs to be designed with these new requirements in mind. Designing Distributed Control Systems presents patterns to help tackle these challenges. With proven methodologies from the expert author team, they show readers how to improve the quality and efficiency of distributed control systems.

Notes on the Synthesis of Form

Notes on the Synthesis of Form
Author: Christopher Alexander
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 1964
ISBN 10: 9780674627512
ISBN 13: 0674627512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Notes on the Synthesis of Form Book Review:

"These notes are about the process of design: the process of inventing things which display new physical order, organization, form, in response to function." This book, opening with these words, presents an entirely new theory of the process of design. In the first part of the book, Christopher Alexander discusses the process by which a form is adapted to the context of human needs and demands that has called it into being. He shows that such an adaptive process will be successful only if it proceeds piecemeal instead of all at once. It is for this reason that forms from traditional un-self-conscious cultures, molded not by designers but by the slow pattern of changes within tradition, are so beautifully organized and adapted. When the designer, in our own self-conscious culture, is called on to create a form that is adapted to its context he is unsuccessful, because the preconceived categories out of which he builds his picture of the problem do not correspond to the inherent components of the problem, and therefore lead only to the arbitrariness, willfulness, and lack of understanding which plague the design of modern buildings and modern cities. In the second part, Mr. Alexander presents a method by which the designer may bring his full creative imagination into play, and yet avoid the traps of irrelevant preconception. He shows that, whenever a problem is stated, it is possible to ignore existing concepts and to create new concepts, out of the structure of the problem itself, which do correspond correctly to what he calls the subsystems of the adaptive process. By treating each of these subsystems as a separate subproblem, the designer can translate the new concepts into form. The form, because of the process, will be well-adapted to its context, non-arbitrary, and correct. The mathematics underlying this method, based mainly on set theory, is fully developed in a long appendix. Another appendix demonstrates the application of the method to the design of an Indian village.

Pattern Oriented Software Architecture Patterns for Concurrent and Networked Objects

Pattern Oriented Software Architecture  Patterns for Concurrent and Networked Objects
Author: Douglas C. Schmidt,Michael Stal,Frank Buschmann,Hans Rohnert
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 633
Release: 2000-10-03
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822028759850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pattern Oriented Software Architecture Patterns for Concurrent and Networked Objects Book Review:

Designing application software to run in distributed and concurrent environments is a challenge facing software developers. These patterns form the basis of a pattern language that address issues of distribution, concurrency and networking.

Pattern Theory

Pattern Theory
Author: Helmut Leitner
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-03-10
ISBN 10: 9781505637434
ISBN 13: 1505637430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pattern Theory Book Review:

This book “Pattern Theory” summarizes the work of an important contemporary thinker, the architect and systems theorist Christopher Alexander, an emeritus professor at the University of Berkeley, California. In 1979 one of his books, "A Pattern Language", an 1100-page-essay on architecture and human life, became a non-fiction best seller that attracted half a million readers and continues to inspire people from many disciplines. The still broader four-volume essay "The Nature of Order" was published 2002-2004 as magnum opus. The life work of Alexander is outstanding. He develops a general theory of living systems, a systems theory based on the concepts center, wholeness and transformation by using design patterns and pattern languages as parts of the method. There is a whole new cosmos of thinking with astonishing bandwidth: Alexander suggests a new scientific paradigm that stands in opposition to the traditional causal mechanistic paradigm of natural science – and he offers a new knowledge format as a way to enable people and support their participation in design processes.Alexander's theories have already proven useful in education, organizational development, permaculture, and in software the design patterns have even become mainstream. Many disciplines are about to follow in this development. Pattern theory allows us to change our thinking, to rethink our world and to move towards a fairer society. This leads to more participation and higher sustainability. Alexander's concepts form a mental toolbox for societal change and innovation.

Technology Enhanced Learning

Technology Enhanced Learning
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN 10: 9460910629
ISBN 13: 9789460910623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology Enhanced Learning Book Review:

Designing for technology enhanced learning (TEL) is often a demanding process. It involves creating challenging learning tasks, making sure that students have access to the right tools and resources, and ensuring there are appropriate opportunities for them to learn with and from each other. This book introduces the use of design patterns and pattern languages as ways of capturing and sharing TEL design knowledge. The editors have assembled a team of authors who have pioneered research and development in this rapidly expanding field.

Regenerative adaptive Design for Sustainable Development

Regenerative adaptive Design for Sustainable Development
Author: Phillip B. Roos
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9783030532369
ISBN 13: 3030532364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regenerative adaptive Design for Sustainable Development Book Review:

In this book, the author tests a regenerative-adaptive pattern language theory towards investigating the possibilities of a holistic, integrated design and planning method for sustainable development that incorporates the principles of regenerative design, as well as an adaptive pattern language that re-establishes our wholeness with nature, and considers the vulnerabilities of a changing landscape. The book examines an integral approach to contemporary theories of planning and design that explores the human-nature relationship patterns in social and spatial interconnections, between people and their natural environments. The interconnectedness of human and natural systems is used to scaffold possible solutions to address key environmental and sustainability issues that specifically address the need for patterns of behaviour that acknowledge the duality of 'man and nature. In 12 chapters, the book presents a holistic, regenerative-adaptive pattern language that encapsulates how communities can better appreciate landscape change under future climate effects, and acknowledges the importance to adapt to patterns of change of place and the environment and therefore inform the communities responses for sustainable development. The application of the regenerative-adaptive pattern language was tested along the Great Ocean Road region of the Victorian coast in Australia. The concluding chapters argues that for human settlements and cities to be resilient and sustainable, we must understand the interconnected patterns of human-built environments and natural systems, and how we function in a social-spatial dimension with these. The book is intended for practitioners and academic scholars with interest in sustainable development, regenerative design, pattern languages, biophilia, settlement planning, and climate cha

Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming IV

Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming IV
Author: James Noble,Ralph Johnson,Uwe Zdun,Eugene Wallingford
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2019-04-27
ISBN 10: 3030142914
ISBN 13: 9783030142919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming IV Book Review:

The Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming subline aims to publish papers on patterns and pattern languages as applied to software design, development, and use, throughout all phases of the software life cycle, from requirements and design to implementation, maintenance and evolution. The primary focus of this LNCS Transactions subline is on patterns, pattern collections, and pattern languages themselves. The journal also includes reviews, survey articles, criticisms of patterns and pattern languages, as well as other research on patterns and pattern languages. This book, the third volume in the Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming series, presents five papers that have been through a careful peer review process involving both pattern experts and domain experts. The papers present various pattern languages and a study of applying patterns and represent some of the best work that has been carried out in design patterns and pattern languages of programming over the last few years.

Patterns of Home

Patterns of Home
Author: Max Jacobson,Murray Silverstein,Barbara Winslow
Publsiher: Taunton Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 1561585335
ISBN 13: 9781561585335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patterns of Home Book Review:

Clearly written and profusely illustrated, this text brings the timeless lessons of residential design to homeowners who seek inspiration and direction. Insightful tours of 33 homes bring essential design concepts to life. 300 color photos. 50 illustrations.

Thinking Architecture

Thinking Architecture
Author: Peter Zumthor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN 10: 9783764361013
ISBN 13: 3764361018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Architecture Book Review:

In order to design a building with a sensuous connection to life, one must think in a way that goes far beyond form and construction. In these essays Peter Zumthor expresses his motivation in designing&buildings, which speak to our emotions&and understanding in so many ways, and possess a powerful and unmistakable presence and personality. This book, whose first edition has been out of print for years, has been expanded to include three new essays: "Does Beauty Have a Form?,?? "The Magic of the Real,?? and "Light in the Landscape.??? It has&been freshly illustrated throughout with new color photographs of Zumthor??'s new home and studio in Haldenstein, taken specially for this edition by Laura Padgett, &and received a new typography by Hannele Gr??nlund.&

Pattern Language for Game Design

Pattern Language for Game Design
Author: Christopher Barney
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2020-12-09
ISBN 10: 1000259587
ISBN 13: 9781000259582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pattern Language for Game Design Book Review:

Chris Barney’s Pattern Language for Game Design builds on the revolutionary work of architect Christopher Alexander to show students, teachers, and game development professionals how to derive best practices in all aspects of game design. Using a series of practical, rigorous exercises, designers can observe and analyze the failures and successes of the games they know and love to find the deep patterns that underlie good design. From an in-depth look at Alexander’s work, to a critique of pattern theory in various fields, to a new approach that will challenge your knowledge and put it to work, this book seeks to transform how we look at building the interactive experiences that shape us. Key Features: Background on the architectural concepts of patterns and a Pattern Language as defined in the work of Christopher Alexander, including his later work on the Fifteen Properties of Wholeness and Generative Codes. Analysis of other uses of Alexander’s work in computer science and game design, and the limitations of those efforts. A comprehensive set of example exercises to help the reader develop their own patterns that can be used in practical day-to-day game design tasks. Exercises that are useful to designers at all levels of experience and can be completed in any order, allowing students to select exercises that match their coursework and allowing professionals to select exercises that address their real-world challenges. Discussion of common pitfalls and difficulties with the pattern derivation process. A guide for game design teachers, studio leaders, and university departments for curating and maintaining institutional Pattern Languages. An Interactive Pattern Language website where you can share patterns with developers throughout the world (patternlanguageforgamedesign.com). Comprehensive games reference for all games discussed in this book. Author Chris Barney is an industry veteran with more than a decade of experience designing and engineering games such as Poptropica and teaching at Northeastern University. He has spoken at conferences, including GDC, DevCom, and PAX, on topics from core game design to social justice. Seeking degrees in game design before formal game design programs existed, Barney built his own undergraduate and graduate curricula out of offerings in sociology, computer science, and independent study. In pursuit of a broad understanding of games, he has worked on projects spanning interactive theater, live-action role-playing game (LARP) design, board games, and tabletop role-playing games (RPGs). An extensive collection of his essays of game design topics can be found on his development blog at perspectivesingamedesign.com.

A Scrum Book

A Scrum Book
Author: Jeff Sutherland,James O. Coplien
Publsiher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2019-08-16
ISBN 10: 1680507567
ISBN 13: 9781680507560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Scrum Book Book Review:

Building a successful product usually involves teams of people, and many choose the Scrum approach to aid in creating products that deliver the highest possible value. Implementing Scrum gives teams a collection of powerful ideas they can assemble to fit their needs and meet their goals. The ninety-four patterns contained within are elaborated nuggets of insight into Scrum’s building blocks, how they work, and how to use them. They offer novices a roadmap for starting from scratch, yet they help intermediate practitioners fine-tune or fortify their Scrum implementations. Experienced practitioners can use the patterns and supporting explanations to get a better understanding of how the parts of Scrum complement each other to solve common problems in product development. The patterns are written in the well-known Alexandrian form, whose roots in architecture and design have enjoyed broad application in the software world. The form organizes each pattern so you can navigate directly to organizational design tradeoffs or jump to the solution or rationale that makes the solution work. The patterns flow together naturally through the context sections at their beginning and end. Learn everything you need to know to master and implement Scrum one step at a time—the agile way.

A UML Pattern Language

A UML Pattern Language
Author: Paul Evitts,Dion Hinchcliffe
Publsiher: Sams Publishing
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015050328098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A UML Pattern Language Book Review:

Social scientists, whether earnest graduate students or tenured faculty members, clearly know the rules that govern good writing. But for some reason they choose to ignore those guidelines and churn out turgid, pompous, and obscure prose. Distinguished sociologist Howard S. Becker, true to his calling, looks for an explanation for this bizarre behavior not in the psyches of his colleagues but in the structure of his profession. In this highly personal and inspirational volume he considers academic writing as a social activity. Both the means and the reasons for writing a thesis or article or book are socially structured by the organization of graduate study, the requirements for publication, and the conditions for promotion, and the pressures arising from these situations create the writing style so often lampooned and lamented. Drawing on his thirty-five years' experience as a researcher, writer, and teacher, Becker exposes the foibles of the academic profession to the light of sociological analysis and gentle humor. He also offers eminently useful suggestions for ways to make social scientists better and more productive writers. Among the topics discussed are how to overcome the paralyzing fears of chaos and ridicule that lead to writer's block; how to rewrite and revise, again and again; how to adopt a persona compatible with lucid prose; how to deal with that academic bugaboo, "the literature." There is also a chapter by Pamela Richards on the personal and professional risks involved in scholarly writing. In recounting his own trials and errors Becker offers his readers not a model to be slavishly imitated but an example to inspire. Throughout, his focus is on the elusive work habits that contribute to good writing, not the more easily learned rules of grammar and punctuation. Although his examples are drawn from sociological literature, his conclusions apply to all fields of social science, and indeed to all areas of scholarly endeavor. The message is clear: you don't have to write like a social scientist to be one.

The Design of Sites

The Design of Sites
Author: Douglas K. Van Duyne,James A. Landay,Jason I. Hong
Publsiher: Prentice Hall Professional
Total Pages: 981
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0131345559
ISBN 13: 9780131345553
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Design of Sites Book Review:

Beginning with a tutorial on customer-centered Web site design, this updated manual features a comprehensive compendium of ninety Web site design patterns, organized by color-coded pages for quick reference, with new sections on Web Application design, the Mobile Web, and Online Communities, as well as updated coverage of blog sites, customer support sites, and intranet design. Original. (Intermediate)

Pattern Oriented Software Architecture A System of Patterns

Pattern Oriented Software Architecture  A System of Patterns
Author: Frank Buschmann,Regine Meunier,Hans Rohnert,Peter Sommerlad,Michael Stal
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2013-04-22
ISBN 10: 1118725263
ISBN 13: 9781118725269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pattern Oriented Software Architecture A System of Patterns Book Review:

Pattern-oriented software architecture is a new approach to software development. This book represents the progression and evolution of the pattern approach into a system of patterns capable of describing and documenting large-scale applications. A pattern system provides, on one level, a pool of proven solutions to many recurring design problems. On another it shows how to combine individual patterns into heterogeneous structures and as such it can be used to facilitate a constructive development of software systems. Uniquely, the patterns that are presented in this book span several levels of abstraction, from high-level architectural patterns and medium-level design patterns to low-level idioms. The intention of, and motivation for, this book is to support both novices and experts in software development. Novices will gain from the experience inherent in pattern descriptions and experts will hopefully make use of, add to, extend and modify patterns to tailor them to their own needs. None of the pattern descriptions are cast in stone and, just as they are borne from experience, it is expected that further use will feed in and refine individual patterns and produce an evolving system of patterns. Visit our Web Page http://www.wiley.com/compbooks/