Christian Crumlish

Christian Crumlish

writer, product guy, information architect, designer, social being

Palo Alto, California

Areas of Expertise:

  • design
  • information architecture
  • social design
  • strategy
  • interaction design
  • user experience
  • design patterns
  • pattern languages
  • patterns
  • social patterns
  • social design patterns
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • training
  • writing
Christian Crumlish leads product and user experience teams to deliver amazing cross-channel experiences. He is director of product at CloudOn, co-chairs the monthly BayCHI program and has been director of messaging products for AOL, curator of the Yahoo design pattern library, and director of the Information Architecture Institute. He is the author of the bestselling The Internet for Busy People, and The Power of Many, and co-author most recently of Designing Social Interfaces with Erin Malone. He has spoken at BarCamp, BayCHI, South by Southwest, the IA Summit, Ignite, Web 2.0 Expo, PLoP, IDEA, Interaction, Web Directions, the Web App Masters Tour, the Italian IA Summit, and UX Lisbon, and Web Visions in Sydney, Tokyo, and London (@media).

Designing Social Interfaces Designing Social Interfaces
by Christian Crumlish, Erin Malone
September 2009
Print: $49.99
Ebook: $39.99

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The state of augmented reality

May 26 2015

Attend O’Reilly’s Solid Conference, June 23–25, in San Francisco. Solid is our conference exploring how the collision of software and hardware is fueling the creation of a software-enhanced, networked physical world. Helen Papagiannis will speak at Solid on June 24. … read more

The state of augmented reality

May 26 2015

Attend O’Reilly’s Solid Conference, June 23–25, in San Francisco. Solid is our conference exploring how the collision of software and hardware is fueling the creation of a software-enhanced, networked physical world. Helen Papagiannis will speak at Solid on June 24. … read more

How to minimize your grad school debt

May 26 2015

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. If you or a loved one will be headed to graduate school this fall, chances are you are worried about more than dorm survival. Instead, you may be wondering how to avoid six-digit student loan debt. It’s a valid fear — no… read more

Four short links: 26 May 2015

May 26 2015

Introduction to Keyboard Programming — what happens when you press a key. (hint: a lot) Oblique Strategies: Prompts for Programmers — Do it both ways. Very often doing it both ways is faster than analyzing which is best. Now you … read more

Four short links: 26 May 2015

May 26 2015

Introduction to Keyboard Programming — what happens when you press a key. (hint: a lot) Oblique Strategies: Prompts for Programmers — Do it both ways. Very often doing it both ways is faster than analyzing which is best. Now you … read more

Four short links: 25 May 2015

May 25 2015

Why Are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks? (Pete Warden) — It turns out that neural networks are different. You can run them with eight-bit parameters and intermediate buffers, and suffer no noticeable loss in the final results. This … read more

Four short links: 25 May 2015

May 25 2015

Why Are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks? (Pete Warden) — It turns out that neural networks are different. You can run them with eight-bit parameters and intermediate buffers, and suffer no noticeable loss in the final results. This … read more

"While you could read this text cover-to-cover as a narrative, it is, in my opinion, best used as a reference, placed near at hand and consulted often as you work through projects. In fact, as a reference text, I believe there are very few books that provide better information about creating usable and engaging interfaces...The book is an excellent resource."
--Armando Roggio, eCommerce Developer

"This guidebook to Social Web and Mobile Interface Patterns will become the Standard Excellent Reference Work for Web Design Studios executing Social Applications. "
--Ira Laefsky, Amazon.com