A classic book in architecture is A Pattern Language, by Christopher Alexander; – a classic in software design is Design Patterns, by Gamma, Helm, Johnson, and Vlissides.
Patterns and pattern languages have proven to be an excellent way to capture design and implementation expertise, to describe the design of a software system, and to specify design guidelines. Over the past decade, the use of patterns and pattern languages has grown significantly, and a community of practice for writing patterns has matured with conferences, writers' workshops, shepherding, and a series of books. – Richard P. Gabriel
This page is a lose collection of web references into the vast field of patterns. At least ist was in 2004. My desperate wish for authors and webmasters would be to follow a bit more the pattern "keep it up and don’t mess around with the URLs". Thus, I had to delete many links because the pages are no longer available. In addition, the field has evolved even futher. I believe that the current state of this page is still useful. I will update now and then. /mprove, Sep 2015
Elements of Style by Christopher Alexander
Richard P. Gabriel's Dreamsongs
What’s Love Got To Do With It? by mprove, 2006
my very first pattern: Take a New Sheet of Paper, mprove 3/3/2004
Don’t Write Guidelines – Write Patterns! Richard N Griffiths, Lyn Pemberton. University of Brighton, Brighton, UK
Pattern Language 3.0 and Fundamental Behavioral Properties by Takashi Iba, 2015
HCI Patterns.org, the homepage of people interested in pattern languages in human-computer interaction (HCI) and user interface design and the IFIP TC13 HCI Patterns Task Group. Here is also a Library of Pattern Languages.
Sally Fincher's Pattern Gallery
Tom Erickson's Interaction Design Patterns Page
Jan Borchers: Publications
Lingua Francas for design: sacred places and pattern languages. Symposium on Designing Interactive Systems. conference on Designing interactive systems 2000
An Introduction to Using Patterns in Web Design by Ryan Singer (37signals), 2004
Large Scale Interaction Pattern Library bei Otto von Wolf Brünning, 2013