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4. Adaptation, Reusability, Variation, and Iteration

James Cabrera

(1)Holbrook, New York, USA

Fold up a piece of paper several times, cut a few holes into the fold, and you have completed a common exercise for elementary schoolchildren. You’ve made a unique pattern for a snowflake. While this took minimal to no effort at all, you might be surprised to know that – in a class of 30 children – no two snowflakes are the same. If you use a big enough piece of paper and vary the individual shapes you cut into your paper, you might produce some very fascinating designs.

This is essentially why creating a design pattern is so lucrative, especially ...

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