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Design for humans with BuddyPress

Design for humans with BuddyPress

WordCamp Netherlands 2012 talk.


Tammie Lister

May 03, 2012


  1. Date Designing for humans with BuddyPress By Tammie Lister

  2. Tammie Lister Designer www.logicalbinary.com

  3. What is a human?

  4. hu·man·i·ty   [hyoo-man-i-tee or, often, yoo-] noun, plural -ties. 1. all

    human beings collectively; the human race; humankind. 2.the quality or condition of being human; human nature. 3.the quality of being humane; kindness; benevolence. Humans have a highly developed brain and are capable of abstract reasoning, language, introspection, and problem solving. This mental capability, combined with an erect body carriage that frees the hands for manipulating objects, has allowed humans to make far greater use of tools than any other living species on Earth. Other higher-level thought processes of humans, such as self-awareness, rationality, and sapience,are considered to be defining features of what constitutes a "person" - Wikipedia - Dictionary.reference.com
  5. Brain power

  6. 2 brains for the price of one 2 brains 3

    brains for the price of one Conscious Sub-conscious Old brain Mid brain New brain Survival, animal, safety decider, primal Emotions, feeling, impulse Language, speech, reading, cortex, thinking, planning Susan M.Weinschenk Ph.D - Neuro Web Design
  7. We pay attention to 2-3 things at a time... no

    more We are pre-wired to feel positive : - )
  8. Robots + emotions = omg Just what do you think

    you're doing, Dave? - Hal I am not malfunctioning, you are - Hector Life don’t talk to me about life - Marvin Human != Robot
  9. Emotions and needs

  10. Aarron Walter - ‘Designing for emotion’ -

  11. Create emotional responses

  12. Appeal to the 5 senses Appeal to the 1 sense

    Sight, Sound, Smell, Touch, Taste Sight, Sound, Smell, Touch, Taste
  13. BuddyPress? Humans are naturally social. We believe in safety in

    numbers. We have an inbuilt campfire ethos.
  14. BuddyPress? Social networking in a box. Activity Streams User Groups

    Multisite Blogging Friend Connections Extended Profiles Discussion Forums Private Messaging User Settings = http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress
  15. BuddyPress is social lego

  16. Rules for community design Rule Two : Let the community

    guide you Rule Five : Try Rule One : Build up don’t fall down Rule Three : Find the choice balance Rule Four : Learn to let go
  17. Show some personality

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  19. BuddyPress Rate Forum Posts BuddyPress like button Encourage ‘userscaping’ BP

    Bookmarklet Love it plugin tutorial http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bp-bookmarklet http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-rate-forum-posts/ http://byotos.com/2011/12/19/bp-labs-you-may-like-this http://pippinsplugins.com/write-a-love-it-plugin-with-ajax/
  20. purplekecleon Allow the Pokemon effect

  21. ...collections often can be justified on the basis of their

    aesthetic/ emotional value, or monetary value, or both. Dopamine plays a major role in the brain system that is responsible for reward-driven learning. brain.oxfordjournals.org
  22. Achievements for BuddyPress Let users show their badges with pride

    http://plazaa.de/ http://achievementsapp.wordpress.com/ http://rockhaq.com
  23. Avoid user frustration

  24. Make joining easy Make leaving just as easy http://leganerd.com/ http://bettercodes.org/

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/oa-social-login/ OA Social Login
  25. Date Create paths

  26. Breadcrumbs Everywhere http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-admin-bar/ Custom Admin Bar http://downsyndrome.com/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/breadcrumbs-everywhere/

  27. Don’t hide your content

  28. http://rideoregonride.com/ http://www.hmag.com/ Make finding content easy

  29. Date Encourage connections

  30. Friending Favourites Groups Use existing connections http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/invite-anyone/ Encourage connections

  31. \ Show off your community

  32. http://solopracticeuniversity.com/ Testimonials

  33. http://ancestry24.com/ http://www.kitemap.it/ http://www.beastsofwar.com/ Numbers and stats

  34. Allow communication

  35. BuddyPress Activity Plus Messaging and Forums Social activity and profiles

    Encourage interactions BuddyStream: http://buddystream.net Sharing http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-activity-plus/
  36. Welcome Pack Personalise the experience Let users decide http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/welcome-pack/ http://commons.gc.cuny.edu/

  37. Date Create safe havens

  38. BuddyPress Moderation Shift.ms * Coming soon with BuddyPress Be sensitive

    to your users Encourage good citizens http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bp-moderation/
  39. Profile field privacy rolled into core http://bpdevel.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/profile-field-visibility-in-bp-1-6/ BuddyPress 1.6 brings

  40. Discover the sites: http://www.hmag.com/ http://commons.gc.cuny.edu/ http://shift.ms/ * Coming soon with

    BuddyPress http://ancestry24.com/ http://solopracticeuniversity.com/ http://www.kitemap.it/ http://rideoregonride.com/ http://www.beastsofwar.com/ http://downsyndrome.com/ http://leganerd.com/ http://bettercodes.org/ http://rockhaq.com http://plazaa.de/ http://culturadigital.br/ http://helloecoliving.com/ http://irrationalgames.com/ http://littlesketchers.com/
  41. Discover the plugins: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bp-moderation/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/welcome-pack/ http://buddystream.net/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-activity-plus/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/breadcrumbs-everywhere/ http://achievementsapp.wordpress.com/ http://pippinsplugins.com/write-a-love-it-plugin-with-ajax/

    http://byotos.com/2011/12/19/bp-labs-you-may-like-this/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-rate-forum-posts/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/invite-anyone/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/oa-social-login/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bp-bookmarklet/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-admin-bar/
  42. Thank you :) Tammie Lister www.logicalbinary.com Twitter : @karmatosed