This paper provides an interpretation of interaction design patterns from the perspective of design-oriented research in information systems. It is concluded that interaction design patterns do not meet certain ideals for contemporary information systems design theory: Rigor, practical utility, novelty/innovation, acknowledgement of the social setting, and cumulative research. The lack of explicit ideals governing the formulation of interaction design patterns is discussed, and implications for research are drawn.
Sjöström, Jonas, "A Critical Perspective on Interaction Design Patterns as Theory Representation" (2010). ECIS 2010 Proceedings. 47.