Legal Design Patterns: Towards A New Language for Legal Information Design
In Erich Schweighofer, Franz Kummer & Ahti Saarenpää (Eds.): Internet of Things. Proceedings of the 22nd International Legal Infomatics Symposium IRIS 2019. Editions Weblaw, Bern 2019, pp. 517–526 (ISBN 978-3-96443-724-2) and in Jusletter IT, 21 February 2019
Posted: 15 Mar 2019
Date Written: February 21, 2019
Patterns are a central tool in legal design. They are conceptual schemes or entities describing solutions to a recurring legal problem, helping to make contracts, disclosures and policies accessible to users and easier to prepare. In this paper, we take stock of existing legal design patterns and pattern libraries and present the idea of a legal design pattern language intended to lead to documenting and sharing good practices across disciplines and to more actionable pattern libraries.
Keywords: communication design, contract design, design patterns, information design, legal design, pattern language, pattern library, visualization, transparency, data protection law, consumer protection law
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