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Revision as of 06:34, 20 January 2009

Contents

What is this site?

The Designing Social Interfaces patterns wiki is a companion site to the book that Christian Crumlish and Erin Malone are currently writing for O'Reilly Media.

We decided to share the patterns as we write the patterns and the book to get community feedback. We think that hearing a variety of opinions about these topics will make the material stronger and more representative of what's happening in social interfaces. As we complete sections of the book, we will be adding the patterns.

If you choose to contribute, we ask that you don't delete sections out right, but rather add your information with attribution. We want to incorporate contributions into the final book material and would like to know who contributed what. Every page has a discussion tab for conversations about the topic.

We look forward to talking with you!

What's a Pattern?

A pattern describes an optimal solution to a common problem within a specific context.

Social Patterns & Best Practices

Social to the Core

You're Invited

Where's the Rest of Me?

We Are Here! We Are Here! We Are Here!

Would You Buy a Used Car from This Person?

Where’s the Action?

Long Time Listener, First Time Caller

Potlatch and Barnraising

Stop the Presses!

We Need to Talk

One of Us, One of Us

Good Cop, Bad Cop

The Media is the Massage

Where in the World?

Both geophysical place and virtual sense of place (relates to presence, identity, relationships, and community)

Open for Business


What’s Next?

Where are things going, What’s still unsolved?

Demographic differences

Example: Age groups

Games and Social Design

Appendices & Misc.

  • Glossary
  • About the [Yahoo! Design Pattern Library]
  • About the [Yahoo! User Interface Library]
  • Poster-Sized Concept Map of Social Patterns Ecosystem
  • Deck of Pattern Cards
  • Possible: A Brief History of Social Networking
    • BBS’s at 300 Baud
    • The Well
    • Imminent Death of Usenet Predicted, Film at 11
    • AOL and the endless September of 1993
    • Blogs, Social Networks, Social Media Filters, Walls and Feeds]]
  • Index


Getting started

Talk about patterns

Yahoo!'s Writing Patterns forum

Presentations about patterns

Some good talks defining patterns and about specific pattern types:

Pattern Sites

The Site and The Book

Designing Social Interfaces: Principles, Patterns, and Practices for Improving the User Experience

by Christian Crumlish and Erin Malone
Coming Soon! from O'Reilly Media and Yahoo! Press

This book presents a family of social web design principles and interaction patterns that we have observed and codified, thus capturing user-experience best practices and emerging social web customs for web 2.0 practitioners.

This wiki presents the collected patterns for community feedback and discussion.