Mobbing Pattern Language

Patterns: Laptops? Yes!

Also Known As


An experienced mob that is self-aware enough to notice when devices are becoming a distraction.


Feed the mob with useful details without occupying the whole mob in a bit of research on a problem that is not core to the mob’s work.

How To

Everyone in the mob has a laptop / tablet / phone on hand. They can research small ideas on the internet, and feed their findings back in to the mob.

For example:



[Take a Break] when distractions become too overwhelming to continue mobbing.