Additional benefits from KnitbITs and the metapattern accrue from appreciating conceptual and philosophical foundations. Pieter Wisse explains the innovative synthesis in Semiosis & Sign Exchange: design for a subjective situationism, including conceptual grounds of business information modeling (Information Dynamics, 2002). From its back cover:
With information services pervading society, individuals require productive grounds to deal responsibly with design problems of ever-increasing complexity and variety. The conceptual grounds developed in this treatise are primarily intended for application at business information modeling. They may also be profitably applied along a wider range. For subjective situationism essentially is a general theory about how individual behaviors act in communicative relationships. The synthesis explaining variety is not a paradox. It offers a consistent perspective on multiplicity, necessarily resulting from a multidisciplinary approach. Elements from separate traditions are merged, especially the semiotic pragmatism of Charles S. Peirce and the world-as-will-and-interpretation of Arthur Schopenhauer.
You can also view an outline of Semiosis & Sign Exchange.