Re-creating the patterns online isn't quite as straightforward as in the original book format, but we have kept to the same basic structure.
Each pattern has the same format;
- A heading, with between one and three stars. These refer to the confidence you can have that what is proposed is a tried-and-tested solution. *** means that there is a good body of evidence that this approach will work, ** means that it is a more speculative approach, but with good indications of success, and * means that this is work in progress, that more experimentation is needed.
- A photo, which tries to capture the essence of that pattern (if you feel you have photos from your Transition initiative that would do a better job, please get in touch).
- An introductory paragraph which sets the pattern in its wider context, summing up the situations when you might need to consider this pattern
- A headline in bold. This presents the essence of the problem the pattern is trying to address in as concise a way as possible
- The body of the pattern, which gives more information, case studies, principles, evidence from research, tips for making it happen and so on
- The solution, in bold, stated as an instruction
- Finally, a closing paragraph which links the pattern to the smaller patterns, the ones you will need to bear in mind and refer to when implementing this pattern.
You can therefore read the entire set of patterns by just reading the title, photo, and the short pieces in bold.