The "Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software " (gof) is mentioned in the objects of SCEA. However, I believe it is "heavy" as a first contact with Design Patterns. I wish I had started with "Head First Design Patterns".
Joined: Jul 05, 2005
I don't recommend HFDF it's not detailed as Design Patterns [GoF] and it doesn't cover all design patterns [GoF].
If you'll read HFDF, I recommend that you should read Design Patterns [GoF] as well.