'This website is part of the Master's thesis The Form of Facts and Figures, developed by Christian Behrens in the Interface Design program at Potsdam University of Applied Sciences. Its goal is the development of a design pattern taxonomy for the field of data visualization and information design. The project core consists of a collection of currently 48 design patterns that describe the functional aspects of graphic components for the display, behavior and user interaction of complex infographics. The collection is available in the form of a 200-page book that additionally includes a profound historical record of information design as well as an introduction into the research field of design patterns. The second major component of this thesis is a digital information resource in the form of a pattern browser that lets the user interactively search for pattern components that fit his particular design problems best.'