Understanding Humane in Patterns Through Drama

A PLoP 2022 PLoPourri Event

Valentino Vranić, Aleksandra Vranić, and Branislava Vranić

Institute of Informatics, Information Systems and Software Engineering
Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies
Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Slovakia

vranic@stuba.sk | aleksandra.vranic@stuba.com | branislava.vranic@gmail.com

Organized remotely in September (the exact date to be set soon)

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In this workshop, you will first experience drama patterns, a concept that enables to set a lively play in no time and in an enormously creative, collaborative, and inclusive fashion. It also enables to see patterns from within and to understand why the conflict of contradicting forces is the essence of patterns and how patterns generate so diverse solutions growing from the context. Afterwards, we will explore the possibilities of reviving other patterns using drama in order to feel them from inside. We can play some of the GoF design patterns or a certain pattern sequence out of Buschmann's pattern language for building software architectures. Speaking of architectural patterns, we could hardly avoid Model-View-Controller or its more humane variant called Model-View-Controller-User. But we can also revert to organizational patterns, which inspired drama patterns as such, and play them as drama situations. It's up to you. (No acting experience required.)

Valentino, Aleksandra, and Branislava organized a similar event as a birds of the feather group at PLoP 2020, also remotely. Before that, at EuroPLoP 2019, they organized a focus group physically. Aleksandra uses drama patterns in her drama and creative writing classes for children of all ages, both with physical attendance and remotely. At the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, she teaches a course whose significant part is based on drama patterns. Branislava participated in many activities related to drama patterns together with Aleksandra. She currently explores patterns of recreating reality in games. Valentino conducts long-term research on organizational patterns of software development and on the nature of patterns in general.

You can find more on drama patterns in these papers:

Valentino Vranić and Aleksandra Vranić. Drama Patterns: Extracting and Reusing the Essence of Drama. In Proceedings of 24th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs, EuroPLoP 2019. Kloster Irsee in Bavaria, Germany. ACM, 2019.

Aleksandra Vranić, Valentino Vranić, and Branislava Vranić. Drama Patterns: Seeing the Patterns from Within: Focus Group Report. In Proceedings of 24th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs, EuroPLoP 2019. Kloster Irsee in Bavaria, Germany. ACM, 2019.

Valentino Vranić, Aleksandra Vranić, and Waheedullah Sulaiman Khail. Growing Organizations with Patterns: Lessons from Drama. In Proceedings of European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs 2020, EuroPLoP 2020. ACM, 2020.

Patrik Honíšek and Valentino Vranić. Mining Drama Patterns in Dramatic Situations. In Proceedings of 25th Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs Online, PLoP 2020. ACM, 2020.



Valentino Vranić
vranic at stuba.sk