In the process of a design, models of past solutions of a reoccurring problem or a problem of a similar nature may be reused as models for the design. The notion of past solutions is being considered as the concept of patterns. In this paper, methods of discovering hidden patterns and using the discovered patterns in the process of design are discussed. The paper overviews the meaning and usage of patterns developed from pioneers such as Alexander and Minsky. It then focuses on the meaning, discovery and usage of patterns in design. It illustrates the proposed methods by examples of color composite patterns and of design tools in information systems such as the Unified Modeling Language, XML, and the Java programming language.
|Keywords:||Design, HTML, Java, Object-Orientation, Patterns, Graphical or Picture Element of Pixel Power Set, UML, XML|
Associate Professor in Information System, College of Management, Lawrence Technological University, Southefield, Michigan, USA
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