Public Sphere Project

Pattern Language Milestones and Upcoming Events

May, 2001 Started discussion with DIAC-02 program committee
July 17, 2001 Pattern project discussed with Christopher Alexander.
July, 2001 DIAC-02 Call for Patterns released
July, 2001 Pattern Resource System site operational. (Thanks, Scott!)
August 1, 2001 First pattern ("civic intelligence") entered into system.
February, 2002 Pattern proposals selected for presentation at DIAC-02 by program committee.
May 16, 2002 DIAC-02 "Shaping the Network Society" Symposium
May 16, 2002 First day of symposium. Stuart Cowan of Ecotrust presented.
May 17, 2002 Lots of patterns presented.
May 17, 2002 Open Space sessions on Patterns and Pattern Language. "First set of clusters" developed
May 17, 2002 Open Space sessions on Patterns and Pattern Language.
June 17, 2002 Pattern and Pattern Language questionnaire sent out to all pattern proposers.
June 24, 2002 Pattern Language Workshop at Participatory Design Conference (PDC '02) in Malmo, Sweden.
June 25, 2002 Pattern Language Paper at Participatory Design Conference (PDC '02) in Malmo, Sweden.
May 19, 2003 Pattern Language Presentation University of Gothenburg, Sweden
June 7, 2003 Pattern Language Presentation San Francisco, CA (Networking a Sustainable Future Conference)
July 15, 2003 Pattern Language(s) for Shaping the Network Society Milano, Italy
Janary 31, 2004 250th pattern submission entered.
May, 2004 Preliminary categorization determined.
May, 2004 Preliminary phase II patterns selected.
August 4, 2004 Planning meeting. Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
April 1, 2005 With the expert guidance of Andy Dearden, we modified the classification system and placed about 140 patterns into the new scheme. About half of these have been selected to focus on.
July 7, 2005 Book contract signed for book on pattern language.
June, 2006 400th pattern entered.
September 1, 2006 Book manuscript due.
April 9, 2007 Pattern links determined (version 1)



Updated: July 19, 2006