The Bed of Procrustes is the quintessential ‘one size fits all’ Anti Pattern. How do you avoid being fitted to a metaphorical Procrustean Bed?
Care must be taken when equating models with the systems they represent as Reification Fallacy occurs when something abstract is treated as if it were real.
Unrepresentative Testing – Obvious flaws in simulation testing with a Papier Mâché Rhino at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo.
Causation and Correlation – the cum hoc ergo propter hoc logical fallacy.
Swiss Army Knife Applications – an example of the Swiss Army Knife Anti Pattern
Anchoring or the Focalism Effect can lead to skewed estimates. What causes anchoring and what estimating techniques can protect you from its effects?
Anti Patterns are the antithesis of Design Patterns and codify what should not be done, rather than what should be done. Are you harnessing their power?
Patterns and Anti Patterns. What we can learn from the ‘design history of cycles’ from the bone shaker to the safety bike.
The Golden Hammer, Law of the Instrument or Maslow’s Hammer – applying a familiar technology or concept to problems irrespective of its suitability.
The Cookie Licker Anti Pattern. Cookie Lickers grab tasks they might want to do, but don’t have time to do, the ability or experience to do.