Pattern by Design – Not by Chance

M.A. Hann and B.G. Thomas
Bridges Leeuwarden: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2008)
Pages 393–396


This paper is concerned with introducing a simple system of pattern construction developed in an educational context and subsequently used by groups of design students. The system proposed owes its origin to various assignments aimed at developing awareness among students of pattern construction techniques. A brief explanation is given of the stages in the development of a collection of surface pattern designs. A design brief aimed at groups of design students is included, and examples of the outcome to this brief are presented.