As an experiment, let's introduce ourselves (when ready) upon joining the community.
Well, since you asked...
Hello! My name's Christian Crumlish and at the time I'm writing this I'm the curator of the Yahoo! Design Pattern Library. Besides being an interaction designer, I'm also a writer. I'm working with Erin Malone, the founder of this library on a book project (more about that later and elsewhere). I'm also an information architect, and am currently serving on the board of directors of the Information Architecture Institute, as director of technology. I live in Oakland with my lovely wife and naughty cat, play some ukulele, and like dance, music, video, art, and stories.
I am Erin Malone, and started the internal Yahoo! pattern library in 2004. Since then we launched the public library and continue to add to it with new patterns and most recently stencils that map to the library and the YUI. I am collaborating with Christian, the current curator and pattern detective, on a pattern related book (more soon). I recently left Yahoo! to join a consulting firm as a partner. I live in SF with a large dog, a couple of cats and a lot of cameras.
Hi, I'm Jay Morgan. I am an information architect by nature. I tend to see behavior and interactions at the level of systems and patterns, and they make a good lens through which I can view design. I remember jumping up and down with excitement when the Y! pattern library launched. I didn't quite know why, but I had a good feeling about it for my work and for our practice. I founded a pattern library for a major retailer someone each of you knows loves to shop at, and have moved on since then to direct UX at a very small agency in Minneapolis. I see that patterns bring business value to uninitiated stakeholders, and they bring sophisticated problem-solving to advanced design teams. I am a proponent of prototyping. I see patterns advancing our ability to explore and innovate in design - if not by making clear our best ideas, then by showing us where we've been so we can find somewhere else to go. I am impressed with the YDN toolkit that rolls out before us. It has the potential to be a comprehensive set of tools, and I hope to help realize that potential through my participation here.
I'm Matthew Milan. I am also an information architect by trade, but get my hands dirty in a lot of things these days. Currently I'm the director of a UX and strategy group with a large interactive agency in Toronto. I've been a huge fan of the Yahoo! pattern library since its inception, and we use it regularly in our work. We've augmented it with our own internal pattern library that we use for one of our clients, a global financial services provider. Outside of my day job, I'm a systems theory and strategy geek with a moderate addiction to video games. I live with my wife, young daughter and two cats in Riverdale, a neighborhood in downtown Toronto.
Hi everyone! I'm Lucas Pettinati, a Principal Interaction Designer at Yahoo! I designed many of the YDN and YUI updates that are coming to life and created the first version of the Yahoo! Design Stencils kit. While androids may dream of electric sheep, I find myself seeing the world in terms of process flows and Venn diagrams as I fruitlessly search for TiVo replay button of life. I live in the San Jose with my wife, a variable number of aquarium fish, and a secret desire to become Captain Picard when I grow up. Shhh... don't tell anyone; I mean it Christian!
Hi all, I'm Nick Hoh and I'm currently an IA at Walmart.com. I've been interested in the Design Pattern Library since it launched and now more so as I've been tasked to begin researching how we can create our own Pattern Library. I'm sure I'll be here lurking and jumping in with the odd comment here and there. I'm a transplanted Canuck originally from Toronto, but now live in San Mateo, CA with my wife and son.
Hello everyone. My name is Amber Case and I'm a Cyborg Anthropologist. I'm concerned with reducing the amount of time liability that it takes users to get from one piece of information to another. I also keep an image journal on Flickr as I tromp through the Internet. http://www.flickr.com/photos/caseorganic/
Hello! My name is Ariel. I have worn hats with many names within what is sometimes called UX. My focus has been web applications. Of late, I have been working on evolving the role of interaction design within an Agile context while continuing to lead the design of a solution for the legal industry. I leverage both the Design Pattern and YUI libraries whenever possible.
Hello everyone, my name is Bram Pitoyo, an account planner working with traditional brands who’s looking to branch my work into online engagement, community management and interaction design strategies.
As a part of my works will involve building wireframes, prototypes and interaction models, I’m looking forward to leverage Yahoo's design pattern and UI library—and learning from everyone in this forums about how best to use it.