Patterns: they can be seen, felt, and heard. They surround us and set a rhythm in our everyday lives. We hardly notice these patterns but when the rhythm changes, we feel it; the sense of comfort in repetition is lost and new patterns arise. This thesis is an exploration into how the rhythm of life as a designer and as an educator was changed through the introduction of intentional pattern making.
I have had a long-standing interest in patterns and been intrigued by the grid structure that supports them. Through my research I have deconstructed patterns to their most basic forms in order to determine what makes an interesting pattern. My findings have informed new methods of making, sharing, and teaching, thus changing the rhythm or pattern of my practice as a designer and educator.