The Groups Works pattern lamnguage deck is now available for the iOS mobile platform. You can download the app here: Group Works for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store. Or you can also run an Infinite Canvas on your iPad as well. Learn more here.
The Group Works Deck team has released these apps as a protoyping exercise and wants feedback on how people are using them.
My initial assessment is that the do a terrific job of reproducing the deck with the added benefit of have related patterns hyperlinked within the cards themselves. What I’d like to see is a link on each card to the underlying pattern. I think the patterns in this project are very important because they are the source of the card titles, images and desciptions and although the level of detail varies at the moment in teh pattern language, this information is very important. Having access to it on the app would be a huge resource.
Download the apps for yourself, or get a copy of the deck itself, a beautiful tactile design tool for group process facilitation.