Quince: A Deep Dive Into The Process of Building a Pattern Library

  • 18 May 2010
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • McGraw-Hill Conference Center, 1221 6th Ave (btw 48th & 49th)



New Jersey-based software design company, Infragistics, has long recognized the power that user-centered design has had on their core business of providing award-winning software for Fortune 500 clients.

In 2009, Infragistics created Quince, a Silverlight-based pattern library. Quince was conceived from the desire to make formal design patterns more discoverable through a browsable rich interface that now offers over 90+ patterns. But this wasn’t an easy thing to do. Programmer-turned-user experience advocate Ambrose Little will discuss:

  • Why Infragistics chose to build Quince in Silverlight
  • The thinking behind pattern choices and formats
  • Recommendations for authoring new patterns
  • Insights and rationales that contributed to the design
  • Ideas for ongoing improvement


Anyone tasked with designing software interfaces can benefit from greater knowledge and use of patterns. What Ambrose will discuss will especially help people who need to build out their own libraries. Having some experience designing UIs is required; experience with patterns will help, but Ambrose will provide a brief intro for those who are new to the concept.

If you have questions for Ambrose about this topic, you can submit these to him ahead of time. While we can’t promise that Ambrose will answer each and every question with an extended answer, your questions will provide Ambrose with insights into our audience’s interests.


Ambrose Little has been making software professionally for over a decade, initially as a developer, then as a software architect. In the last several years he has made the conversion from development to leading the user experience. Ambrose has authored multiple technical articles, spoken at numerous technical events, co-authored four books, and been honored by Microsoft for seven years as an MVP (Most Valued Professional) in ASP.NET, Solutions Architecture, and most recently, Silverlight.


infragistics logoInfragistics will be raffling a limited number of licensed versions of their professional version, Quince Pro, to members of our audience. Bring your business card to be included in the raffle, and good luck!

Please arrive by 6:00 p.m. to allow time for security and registration. Photo ID required for building entry. It must match the name on the registration list.

 6:00 - 6:30Networking and Refreshments
 6:30 - 6:45NYC UPA Elections Info & Candidate Speeches
 6:45 – 7:00Announcements
7:00 – 8:00Presentation and Q&A
8:30 onwardPost presentation dinner* (location TBD)

*Please note that dinner is an optional, post-event social activity and is not included in the event fee. It will be the responsibility of each individual who chooses to attend the dinner to pay for their own food, drink and any other expenses that may be associated with the dinner.

$15 for non-members, $10 for members, $5 for students


McGraw-Hill Conference Center
1221 6th Ave, New York, NY, 10020 (between 48th & 49th)

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