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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


  1. Design for Sign Up: How to Motivate People To Sign Up For Your Web App by Joshua Porter Originally published: May 30, 2008
  2. Account Sign-in: 8 Design Mistakes to Avoid By Jared M. Spool Originally published: Jan 04, 2008
  3. 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


  1. Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity by Etienne Wenger - Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (December 1, 1999) -
  2. 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) -
  3. The Saturated Self: Dilemmas of Identity in Contemporary Life by Kenneth Gergen - Basic Books (August 2000) -
  4. Storylines: Craftartists' Narratives of Identity by Elliot G. Mishler - Harvard University Press (September 1, 2004) -


  1. Identity and Deception in the Virtual Community by Judith S. Donath, MIT MediaLab,
  2. Faceted Id/entity: Managing representation in a digital world by danah boyd M.S. Thesis, MIT Media Lab 2002,