Personal tools


From Social Patterns

Revision as of 04:56, 13 April 2009 by Erin (Talk | contribs)
Jump to: navigation, search
  • Bookmarks collected in Delicious of articles, research papers and websites related to Social Networking and social interfaces Delicious Feed for tag dsi


General Reading on the Topic of Social and Patterns

Pattern Focused

Interaction and Interface

  1. Designing Interfaces, Jenifer Tidwell -
  2. Design of Sites, Douglas K. van Duyne, James A. Landay, Jason I. Hong -
  3. A Pattern Approach to Interaction Design, Jan Borchers -


  1. A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure Series) by Christopher Alexander -
  2. A Timeless Way of Building by Christopher Alexander -


  1. Design Patterns, Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, and John M. Vlissides -
  2. Head First Design Patterns, Elisabeth Freeman, Eric Freeman, Bert Bates, and Kathy Sierra -

General Social

  1. Groundswell by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff - Harvard Business School Press; 1 edition (April 21, 2008) -
  2. Designing for the Social Web by Joshua Porter - New Riders Press; 1 edition (May 4, 2008) -
  3. Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web (2nd Edition) by Christina Wodtke and Austin Govella - New Riders Press; 2 edition (February 1, 2009) -
  4. The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier by Howard Rheingold - The MIT Press; Rev Sub edition (November 1, 2000) -
  5. Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means by Albert-Laszlo Barbasi - Plume (April 29, 2003) -
  6. Community Building on the Web: Secret Strategies for Successful Online Communities by Amy Jo Kim - Peachpit Press; 1 edition (April 6, 2000) -
  7. Online Communities: Designing Usability and Supporting Sociability by Jenny Preece - Wiley; 1 edition (September 15, 2000) -
  8. The Well: A Story of Love, Death & Real Life in the Seminal Online Community by Katie Hafner - Carroll & Graf Publishers (April 2001) -
  9. Design for Community by Derek Powazek - Waite Group Press (August 9, 2001) -


  1. Web Form Design: Filling in the Blank, By Luke Wroblewski. Rosenfeld Media, May 2008. ISBN 1-933820-25-X
  2. Design for Sign Up: How to Motivate People To Sign Up For Your Web App by Joshua Porter Originally published: May 30, 2008
  3. Account Sign-in: 8 Design Mistakes to Avoid By Jared M. Spool Originally published: Jan 04, 2008
  4. 8 More Design Mistakes with Account Sign-in by Jared Spool, UIE, Jan 14, 2008


  1. Identity and Identification in a Networked World by Tim Schneider and Michael Zimmer, Volume 11, Number 12 — 4 December 2006
  2. Superstar Avatars by Gillian Reagan, 8:30 PM December 2, 2008, The New York Observer
  3. Anonymity and Online Community: Identity Matters by John M. Grohol April 04, 2006
  4. Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity by Etienne Wenger - Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (December 1, 1999) -
  5. Memory, Identity, Community: The Idea of Narrative in the Human Sciences (SUNY Series in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences) by Lewis P. Hinchman - State University of New York Press (April 1997) -
  6. The Saturated Self: Dilemmas of Identity in Contemporary Life by Kenneth Gergen - Basic Books (August 2000) -
  7. Storylines: Craftartists' Narratives of Identity by Elliot G. Mishler - Harvard University Press (September 1, 2004) -
  8. Identity and Deception in the Virtual Community by Judith S. Donath, MIT MediaLab,
  9. Faceted Id/entity: Managing representation in a digital world by danah boyd M.S. Thesis, MIT Media Lab 2002,


  1. Tagging: People-powered Metadata for the Social Web, by Gene Smith, New Riders Press; 1 edition, 2008
  2. Why some social network services work and others don't Or: the case for object-centered sociality by Jyri Engstrom. Originally published: April 13, 2005,


  1. Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age (Open Market Edition) by Duncan J. Watts -
  2. Social Network Analysis: A Handbook by John P Scott -
  3. You are who you know]
    by Andrew Leonard, Salon, Jun 15, 2004,
  4. You are who you know: Part 2]
    by Andrew Leonard, Salon, Jun 16, 2004,
  5. Friends May Be the Best Guide Through the Noise]
    By Brad Stone, New York Times Essay, Published: May 4, 2008,
  6. The Strength of Weak Ties: A Network Theory Revisited, Mark Granovetter State University of New York, Stony Brook

Geo / Location

  1. Best Practices and Guidelines for Location Based Services, International Association for the Wireless Telecommunications Industry,
  2. Take Your Geo-Mashups Beyond Google Maps by Scott Gilbertson, WebMonkey, Originally published: October 17, 2008,
  3. Digital Hide and Seek: Are you ready for social mapping?, by Barrett Sheridan, Newsweek Web Exclusive, Originally published: August 14, 2008

Other Contexts

  1. Teens and Social Media, Pew Research Report by by Amanda Lenhart, Mary Madden, Aaron Smith, Alexandra Macgill, 2007
  2. Taken Out of Context: American Teen Sociality in Networked Publics, danah boyd, PhD Thesis, 2008
  3. Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project by Ito, Mizuko, Heather A. Horst, Matteo Bittanti, danah boyd, Becky Herr-Stephenson, Patricia G. Lange, C.J. Pascoe, and Laura Robinson (with Sonja Baumer, Rachel Cody, Dilan Mahendran, Katynka Martínez, Dan Perkel, Christo Sims, and Lisa Tripp.) The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning, November 2008
  4. Challenges of Interface Design for Mobile Devices by Lucas Pettinati, YUI Blog, Originally published: October 2, 2007
  5. Social Networking Leaves the Confines of the Computer by By Brad Stone and Matt Richtel , New York Times, Originally published: April 30, 2007
  6. Social Networking Goes Mobile by Olga Kharif, Business Week, Originally published: May 31, 2006
  7. Putting the Fun in Functional: Applying Game Mechanics to Social Media, a presentation by Amy Jo Kim for Startup2Startup Gathering, 2009,