Dave Olsen (@dmolsen) nails it. In his talk at Confab EDU, Dave addresses the frustrations of our web design and development process, and how a pattern-driven workflow can help.

Dave describes the many benefits of pattern-driven workflow:

  • Patterns encourage communication between everyone involved in a project
  • Patterns establish a shared vocabulary between disciplines and stakeholders
  • Patterns force us to focus by breaking big problems
  • Patterns makes testing more efficient
  • Patterns allow for reuse and extensibility

Dave drives home again and again how patterns can help teams work together and helps make everyone’s lives either. Do yourself a favor and watch Dave’s talk and check out his slides: