An ecosystem for collaborative pattern language acquisition

Yuki Kawabe, Takashi Iba

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In this paper, we describe an ecosystem for acquiring pattern languages from the perspectives of constructivism and collaborative way and introduce a web system called “Presen Box” that assists in pattern languages acquisition according to the ecosystem. Pattern language is a methodology that describes practical knowledge for enhancing human creativity and has been developed in various fields such as architecture, software design, education, organization, and lifestyle. In recent years, interfaces of pattern languages, pattern cards, pattern apps, and pattern objects that embed patterns in daily life, etc., have been developed in addition to reading materials such as books and papers. However, there are still things that need to be overcome in order for those who do not know of pattern languages to acquire it and promote higher quality practices. Rather than leaving pattern language acquiring to individual efforts alone, we propose an ecosystem that realizes collaborative acquisition and an “action first pattern practicing method” that supports the ecosystem. In this method, people will learn patterns through the repetition of concrete actions. The system “Presen Box” that implemented this ecosystem is a web platform that uses presentation patterns that describe presentation skills, and the users can get ideas for creating high-quality presentations. By repeating the execution of ideas, the users can acquire presentation patterns gradually.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Transformation of Collaboration - Proceedings of the 9th International COINs Conference, 2019
EditorsAleksandra Przegalinska, Francesca Grippa, Peter A. Gloor
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030489922
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event9th International Collaborative Innovation Networks Conference on Digital Transformation of Collaboration, COINs 2019 - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 2019 Oct 82019 Oct 9

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Complexity
ISSN (Print)2213-8684
ISSN (Electronic)2213-8692


Conference9th International Collaborative Innovation Networks Conference on Digital Transformation of Collaboration, COINs 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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