IA Summit: Social Web Application Design

by March 29, 2006

I presented two topics during the Interaction Design Symposium at this year’s IA Summit. My second presentation focused on Social Web Application Design. In particular:

  • Comparison of how we think of “community” applications today vs. five years ago
  • Definitions of what and who defines social software
  • Overview of the interaction elements commonly found in social Web applications
  • Discussion about the pros and cons of enabling community features within products
  • Outline of best practices for designing social software (culled from my experiences working on products for eBay, Yahoo!, and more)

The slides from this talk are now online. The Web Now: Social (4.5 MB PDF)