[EVENT] IxDA Berlin - Yahoo!'s Christian Crumlish on Social Design Patterns - Jan. 21st
5 Jan 2010 - 8:08am
When: 7pm - 10pm CET Thursday, January 21 2010
Where: newthinking store GmbH, Tucholskystr. 48, 10117 Berlin
Kicking off the new year we have the great honor to welcome Christian
Crumlish, Yahoo!'s Pattern Library curator talking on Design for
About the Yahoo! Pattern Library:
The interaction design patterns shared in the Pattern Library on the
Yahoo! Developer Network represent lessons learned by Yahoo! user
experience designers and front-end developers, seasoned with insights
from expert practitioners all over the world. Yahoo! uses design
patterns and network components to promote consistency where it makes
sense, to raise the bar for design across the web, and to free up
creative people to invent new solutions instead of spinning their
wheels, reinventing old ones.
Over the past two years, Yahoo! Design Pattern library curator
Christian Crumlish has been assembling a collection of *social* design
patterns to help web makers understand the shifting sands of social
design. Designing for social interaction is hard. People are
unpredictable, consistency is a mixed blessing, and co-creation with
your users requires a dizzying flirtation with loss of control.
In this talk, Christian will use his expertise to illustrate the
principles of social web design with a deep dive into interaction
patterns, design principles, and anti-patterns (familiar but broken
solutions that seem like a good idea at the time).
About Christian Crumlish:
Christian Crumlish has been participating in, analyzing, designing,
and drawing social interactive spaces online since 1994. These days he
is the curator of Yahoo!’s pattern library, a design evangelist with
the Yahoo! Developer Network, and a member of Yahoo!’s Design Council.
He is the co-author of Designing Social Interfaces, with Erin Malone,
and author of the bestselling The Internet for Busy People, and The
Power of Many. He has spoken about social patterns at BarCamp Block,
BayCHI, South by Southwest, the IA Summit, Ignite SF, Web 2.0 Expo,
IDEA, and Web Directions. Christian has a bachelor’s degree in
philosophy from Princeton. He lives in Oakland with his wife Briggs,
his cat Fraidy, and his electric ukulele, Evangeline.