Monday, June 25, 2007
WHAT IS SOCIAL DESIGN?
Social design is a subset of design that focuses on the social lives of users. It deals with the activities, behaviors, and motivations of people who work and play together through software interfaces.
In the early days of the Web, most sites were read-only, focused on providing information to a single person at a time. Then the Web became read/write, allowing people to save information but still mostly for them acting alone. Now, we're seeing a tremendous amount of social software that allows many people to collaborate and share what they're doing with others. Designing for this social world is social design. and that's what Joshua Porter, a web designer/developer, researcher, and writer is expaining.
Bokardo is the blog of Joshua Porter,