social pattern

A social pattern is a prescriptive design pattern or descriptive role analysis that either chooses (prescriptively) or predicts (descriptively) how people will interact in a social setting. A set of job descriptions as in ISO 9000 is an example of its use to predict, but requires up-front work to describe the jobs.

Examples include family role analysis and its extension into moral politics, or, tribe analyses such as the Eden Alternative nursing home.

An org pattern is a social pattern applied to create a set of organization protocols, e.g. GPC protocols to create a functioning Canadian federal political party. A village protocol also creates organizations focused on managing a body of infrastructural capital - a village.