Written by Christian Crumlish and Erin Malone, creators of Yahoo!'s Pattern Library, Designing Social Interfaces (O'Reilly, US $49.99) shares hard-won insights into what works, what doesn't, and why. That includes salient advice for many of the common challenges designers and developers face when building social websites.
This book will help you:
- Learn basic design patterns for adding a social element to an existing site
- Rein in misbehaving users on an active community site
- Build a social experience around a product or service, and invite people to join
- Develop a social utility without having to build an entirely new infrastructure
- Enable users of your site's content to interact with one another
- Offer your members the opportunity to connect with each other in the real world
"With this book, the problem of designing social interfaces just got a lot easier. Designing Social Interfaces is an indispensable resource on my shelf. I will be heartily recommending it to others in the field."
--Bill Scott, Director of UI Engineering at Netflix and coauthor of O'Reilly's Designing Web Interfaces
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Christian Crumlish is the curator of the Yahoo! Design Pattern Library and has been designing and writing about online user experiences since 1994. He is a director of the Information Architecture Institute and co-chair of the monthly BayCHI program.
Erin Malone is Principal with Tangible UX, and has over 20 years of experience leading design teams and developing social experiences as well as web and software applications and system-wide solutions.
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596154929
Designing Social Interfaces
Christian Crumlish, Erin Malone
ISBN: 9780596154929, 516 pages,
Book Price: $49.99 USD, £38.50 GBP
Ebook Price: $39.99 USD
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