Design Patterns User Experience (UX) topic overview/definition

Design Patterns: Concept Definition

Design patterns make designer's lives easier. They are simply a collection of previously optimized and completely reusable ideas, designs, code structures, etc. that can be quickly implemented in another design. They serve as a high-level template that can quickly be adapted in similar situations so that there's no need to reinvent the wheel. The experienced designer knows when to use a design pattern (to save time and money) and when it's more appropriate to craft a new solution to stand out from the competition.

For your convenience, we’ve collected all UX literature that deals with Design Patterns. Here’s the full list: