Archive for the 'Social Design' topic

UIEtips Article: Common Pitfalls of Social Web Applications, Part II

UIEtips 7/31/07: Common Pitfalls of Social Web Applications, Part II This week, UIE turns 19 years old. Over the years, we’ve seen technology come and go, features grow and shrink, and interaction styles dramatically change. What used to be just a person interacting with a screen has become something more — people interacting with other […]

UIEtips Article: Learning from the Facebook Mini-Feed Disaster

UIEtips 7/16/07: Learning from the Facebook Mini-Feed Disaster When teams make critical feature changes in their designs, there’s always a risk of backlash from loyal users. That’s what happened to Facebook, the social networking site, a few months ago. Facebook’s designers created the mini feed, an exciting new feature that promised to offer users a […]

SpoolCast: The Josh and Jared Show – Getting into Trouble

This week Josh and I talk about all the ways we get in trouble. Whether its speaking in public or writing on our blogs, sometimes we kick up a sandstorm unintentionally. STC2007, Art vs. Design, and the Facebook API platform.

UIEtips Article: Common Pitfalls of Building Social Web Applications and How to Avoid Them

UIEtips 6/14/07: Common Pitfalls of Building Social Web Applications and How to Avoid Them UIE’s Joshua Porter outlines 4 of the most prevalent mistakes designers make when creating social web applications, and explains how to avoid making them yourself.

The Josh and Jared Show Episode #2

The Josh and Jared Show: Episode #2

The second episode of the Josh and Jared Show, where Joshua Porter and Jared Spool get together and discuss the interesting happenings in the world of experience design. This week: MySpace, Life Stages, Virb, Twitter, social design field research, and more.

UIEtips Article: Why Invest in Social Features for Your Web Site?

UIEtips 5/08/07: Why Invest in Social Features for Your Web Site? Joshua Porter investigates the trend to design socially-enabled web applications, and examines the core benefits of investing in social features that apply broadly across many areas on your web site.

Social Design Research

This is part of a series on the topic of social design, a follow-up to the virtual seminar we held on April 11, 2007 called Social Design: Designing for the Social Lives of Users. To follow along, grab the Brain Sparks feed or subscribe to our free email newsletter, UIEtips. Virtual Seminar attendee Paul Baker […]

Why Invest in Social Features for Your Web Site?

This is the first in a multi-part series on the topic of social design, a follow-up to the virtual seminar we held on April 11, 2007 called Social Design: Designing for the Social Lives of Users. To follow along, grab the Brain Sparks feed or subscribe to our free email newsletter, UIEtips. The runaway successes […]

Amazon.com’s Social Design

Every day now it seems that another web site “Goes Social”, which means they add social features like those found on social networking sites MySpace, Facebook, and Digg. The latest example is the national news site USAToday, which recently redesigned and added several social features including the ability to comment on stories, rate stories, and […]