The Wise Pattern Library

is for designers, engineers, and others looking to make wicked systems more user-friendly.



Find the Right Pattern


What are the key patterns?

Our initial library has 5 orders of Wise Design Patterns, from most traditional to most ambitious.

  1. Visual Composition
  2. Human Consults
  3. Interactive Tools
  4. Behavioral Nudges
  5. AI-Smart Systems

Where did these come from?

The below patterns were derived from our ongoing work in legal design and course projects, and our survey of the filed. These are designs that can inspire us to create complex info that is more comprehensible, and more actionable.

Within each order, we have many different patterns linked to the same theme. Use this library to explore these orders, and go pattern by pattern to see which might help you in a specific situation.


Gallery of Patterns


1. Visual Representation Patterns



Roadmap pattern



Timeline pattern



Checklist pattern



Cover Sheet pattern



Staged information pattern



2. Human Consults


Expert to Lay advice pattern



Peer to Peer Pattern



3. Interactive Tools


Dashboard pattern



Strategy Calculator pattern



Wise Design Pattern - conversational q n a



Gamification pattern



4. Behavioral Nudges


Future self pattern



Limited menu pattern



Smart Default pattern



Story matching pattern



5. AI Smart Tools


Wisdom of the Crowds pattern


Customized recommendation pattern