Jared Spool interviews Erin Malone and Christian Crumlish, authors of the new book, Designing Social Interfaces. An outgrowth from creating the Yahoo! Design Pattern Library, the book is a perfect repository for anyone planning, designing, and building social aspects into their applications.
Jared discusses several points with Erin and Christian, including,
- How the book became a huge collection of social design elements and how people are using Designing Social Interfaces in the wild
- Could a better understanding of social design patterns have helped Google launch Buzz with less blowback?
- Expecting to build a community on your site, versus leveraging existing communities (for example, Facebook Connect)
- The growth of social in new contexts (mobile, new audiences)