Week Eight Designing For Community

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  • 1. Designing for Community Week Eight
  • 2. Designing for Community Why design for community MUDs Discussion Groups Blogs Podcasts Wikis
  • 3. Why Design for Community? Creates a powerful meeting place, sounding board Give audience a voice Creates strong site quot;stickinessquot; and loyalty Inexpensive way to keep site fresh Get great ideas for improvements/content
  • 4. Types of Online Communities
  • 5. MUDs multi user dimensions/dungeons earliest online communities Community members build structure, society intense commitment some users can get addicted
  • 6. Discussion Groups WELL (Whole Earth 'Lectric Link) the rst thousands worldwide serve niches and communities of interest very well easy to create require careful moderation
  • 7. Blogs online diaries, aka weblogs maintained by one person or small collective easy to keep fresh often self-indulgent
  • 8. Podcasts feedback comes from message boards, phone, audio gmail more labour intensive powerful quot;cult of personalityquot; factor
  • 9. Vlogs feedback comes from message boards, phone, audio gmail more labour intensive powerful quot;cult of personalityquot; factor
  • 10. Seesmic
  • 11. Wiki Hawaiian for quot;quickquot; collaborative content development users engineer architecture grows organically needs clear rules and processes
  • 12. Any online content can spark community
  • 13. On the web content is only a catalyst for community and conversation
  • 14. Phillip Smith Communitybandwidth
  • 15. Thank you for your kind attention