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Design patterns were first described in the 1960s by Christopher Alexander, a civil engineer who noticed that many things in our lives happen according to patterns. He adapted his observations to his work and published many findings on the topic. Since then, design patterns have found their place in many areas of our lives, and can be found in the design and development of user interfaces as well. In short, design patterns are solutions to recurring problems. By extension, UI design patterns are solutions to common user interface problems. This article goes over 10 interesting UI design patterns that you can use in your own projects. In fact, you may already be using them now without knowing it. You may be interested in the following related posts: 9 Crucial UI Features of Social Media and Networking Sites 40+ Helpful Resources On User Interface Design Patterns 10 Useful Techniques To Improve Your User Interface Designs Web Form Design Patterns: Sign-Up Forms: part 1, part 2.