Patterns by Category Intro
Because trying to learn the full set of patterns can feel overwhelming at first, we have divided up the patterns into this set of nine categories. Each category represents a group need addressed by that set of patterns. One could make the case for including some patterns in two or even three categories; however, for the purpose of simplifying the overall deck, we have determined one primary category for each pattern here. The categories are listed in the order in which they might naturally be considered in event design; of course reality is a bit more complex.