Focus Groups

Focus Groups EuroPLoP 2019

Pattern stories - Michael Weiss

Pattern stories Goal of the focus group is to answer these questions: What are pattern stories? What can pattern stories be used for (eg teaching, solving design problems)? Find different ways of telling pattern stories (eg acting them out, dialog) Identify patterns for telling stories (eg Quest: Problem/Trigger – Solution) Audience: Anyone interested in exploring new ways of communicating patterns. 


OPTion - Pattern Repository for transfer in Teaching and Learning - Finja Huckfeldt, Ivo van den Berk

OPTion is an online platform to promote the transfer of proven (teaching) practice in Higher Education. With the help of standardized taxonomies, the repository can be filtered to find easily the best solutions for reuse in teaching and research.

EuroPLoP Shepherding: Where Should we Head for? - Stefan Holtel

We will conduct a workshop to understand and shape the future role of shepherding and the shepherding process at EuroPLoP conferences.

Patterns of Human Trust in Artificial Intelligence - Marietta Kowalczyk, Stefan Holtel

This focus group plays with patterns of trust-based interaction with artificial intelligence. During a workshop you can learn about the main factors of building up trust in a human-machine-interaction.

Drama Patterns: Seeing the Patterns from Within - Aleksandra Vranić, Valentino Vranić

Acting is fun and, thanks to patterns, quality acting is available to all! Within this focus group, the participants will be guided to build a short drama play as a composition of drama patterns. We will start with dramatic situations based on individual drama patterns, such as Reversed Advantage, Amazing Similarity, Disbelieved Identity, Reflection, or Thoughts Reflecting Environment. Gradually, we will compose them into a greater whole. Afterwards, we will reflect on this experience and discuss the potential of drama patterns. Through their generative nature, drama patterns literally pull out the best of actors' performance in a given situation. This requires no formal acting education and has been successfully applied with hundreds of children. In many cases, interesting dramatic performances have been created literally within minutes. The whole process of applying drama patterns is amusing, engaging, and inclusive. It encourages creativity and exploration. Once a pattern is established, each participant can try different roles, which adds even more to inclusiveness. Actors are a part of patterns, and this enables them to see patterns from within. The actors feel the contradicting forces and how patterns put them into a balance. This is a reveling experience with a great potential for teaching patterns. In particular, this can help software practitioners establish a greater understanding of all kinds of software patterns, including organizational and design patterns.

Pattern Illustrating Workshop - Konomi Munakata, Aimi Burgoyne, Tomoki Kaneko, Karin Iwata, Yuka Banno, Haruka Iba, Takashi Iba

This workshop introduces “15 design patterns for Pattern Illustrating” as an effective technique for creating good pattern illustrations. Pattern illustrating is a process of visualizing the essence of each pattern symbolically, as shown in fig.1. It is a collaborative work conducted after Pattern Mining and Pattern Writing in the process of pattern language creation. Pattern illustrating requires the members of pattern writers to review what has already been written as pattern description and recapture the essence of each pattern. Through the process of discussing the best-fit pattern illustration with other people, possible points for improvement in each pattern description are found and the entire quality of pattern gets improved significantly. In this workshop, participants can experience pattern illustrating using the 15 design patterns which were extracted from 333 pattern illustrations created by Iba Lab members. We hope that this attempt makes it easier for participants to conduct pattern illustrating in their own practice of creating patterns.

A pattern language tool on real-time innovation - Christina Weber

Real-time innovation processes deal with ad hoc - collaboration for innovation in unplanned and unpredictable environments. Specific dynamic patterns help to develop successful collaboration even with very heterogeneous actors in a beginning innovation network. In this focus group, we will test and learn to build innovation networks with the pattern-based innovation card set tool (Real-time innovation) and its canvas