Saturday, May 15, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
David Armano looks at "social media" as a design problem and notes that Wikipedia describes design as;
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Interesting information from MASHABLE The social Media Guide recognizing what Yochai Benkler said about collective communities in his book on the Wealth of Networks.
If you’re a creative person, there’s no better way to improve your craft than by getting social. You can start by following designers and design blogs on the major social networks, but if you’re looking to really explore others’ work and share your own, design communities are key.
“Society6 is an online community that allows artists to showcase their work, sell prints and find others to collaborate with,” says Mathers. “Behance, This is Central Station, Creattica and Design Taxi are some other great creative communities that I have used that help designers connect and promote their work.”
Like any social network, the value is in sharing. “I upload any recent work I have to Society6 and Behance and use both platforms to interact with other creatives, find people to collaborate with, send and receive feedback, and generally communicate with others in similar industries,” says Mathers. “Both sites, particularly Behance, received a healthy amount of traffic … [they] are an excellent way to gain exposure in front of the right people.”
Friday, May 7, 2010
I see the talk about the use of cartoons in the other blogs so I thought I would jump on the bandwagon; see, influenced by the social media. The article associated with this cartoon, written by Tom Fishburne, offers some good information on the affects social media has on design, and possible legal implications that can occur if not careful, WJS.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
A Better Design bears more fruit,
"Who Sets the Terms
A decade or so ago, Google transformed the perceptive of the web by offering the "I'm feeling lucky". This amazing product (at the time) offered a knowing of the "best hit" for a term being searched. In a subtle, but important way, a taxonomy for the web has been introduced for the web. This default view is now monetized - and controlled - by Google in how it links to top level documents on the web.
We're starting to think of Facebook's platform to be like Google. In a way, it is indexing the world of information, not by most linked, but by most liked. Like Google, when this filter is applied to the good old fashioned web, it shows that the world's content is valuable, and it can be monetized."