LukeW’s no stranger to lighting fires – as Senior Director of Product Iteration at Yahoo! Luke overseas the world’s most trafficked web page, the Yahoo! homepage. Luke came over to ZURB to talk to us about what it takes to make excellent products.
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Andy tells us the best practices to employ when building your site for your target audience. Also discover what it takes for your designs to stand out.
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)
Peter Merholz chats with Don Norman, author and co-author of fourteen books, including the seminal The Design of Everyday Things, and his recently released The Design of Future Things, about what he thinks about user experience design today and what companies need to do to innovate. From http://www.adaptivepath.com/ideas/podcasts/
This article was written for Scroll magazine number two, on the theme of “place”, where it appeared in edited form as “Disrupting the Conceptual Metaphors of the Web”:
We’ve developed an array of metaphors for talking about the intangible spaces of the web. Maybe it’s time to unshackle ourselves from some of them.
As Richard Farson’s truism “no one smokes in church no matter how addicted” points out, context informs almost everything that happens in an environment. Online social experiences are no exception.
How a product’s social model is set up can impact not only who contributes, but how much, and why. From permission-based subscriptions to one-click follows, Luke will discuss the attributes and implications of several popular social models by looking at data and behavior in the Web’s most popular social applications.