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Pattern: Emphasizing transitions across boundaries

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Part of a 5-fold Pattern Language.
Subsequently published in Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential (1986)

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Transitions across boundaries may be given special significance by requiring a special position or process through which transition is achieved.

Physical Some of the doors in a building play a special role in creating transitions and maintaining privacy. Whilst a high doorway may be simple and convenient, a lower door is often more profound. The act of going through it is a deliberate thoughtful passage from one space to another.

Broader Aperture compatibility; Partially contained interfaces; Organization of inter-domain dynamics; Eccentric access to perspective contexts; Exclusive spaces for emergent perspectives; Distinctiveness of main entry point to structure; Distinct pattern of entry points to complex structures.

Narrower Symbols of integration; #P1225; Connectedness in isolation.

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