Designing Social Interfaces

You all know I adore adaptive path…..  here they go again….

Everyone has the social bug. Clients and designers are scrambling to add features to sites that encourage social interaction: blogs, profiles, statuscasting, ratings, awards, sharing, tagging, favoriting. So many possibilites.

So what is the best way to add “social” to your site in a way that is appropriate and truly engages your audience?
To answer this question Dan and I went to the experts: Christian Crumlish and Erin Malone, co-authors of Designing Social Interfaces. Erin and Christian will be leading a workshop at UX Week next month that addresses the unique challenge of designing digital social environments.
In order to find out how they work their social magic Dan and I decided to ditch the traditional interview format. When they showed up at the San Francisco studio we did not have a list of questions prepared but instead asked them to consult with us on a specific challenge close to home: So how can we add social to the Adaptive Path website?

Read the full article:  http://adaptivepath.com/ideas/d071510

Designing Social Interfaces