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Design for humans with BuddyPress

Design for humans with BuddyPress

WordCamp Netherlands 2012 talk.

Tammie Lister

May 03, 2012
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  1. Date
    Designing for humans
    with BuddyPress
    By Tammie Lister

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  2. Tammie Lister
    Designer
    www.logicalbinary.com

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  3. What is a human?

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  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

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  5. Brain power

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  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

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  7. We pay attention to 2-3 things
    at a time... no more
    We are pre-wired to feel
    positive
    : - )

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  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

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  9. Emotions and needs

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  10. Aarron Walter - ‘Designing for emotion’
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  11. Create emotional responses

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  12. Appeal to the 5 senses
    Appeal to the 1 sense
    Sight, Sound, Smell, Touch, Taste
    Sight, Sound, Smell, Touch, Taste

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  13. BuddyPress?
    Humans are naturally social.
    We believe in safety in numbers.
    We have an inbuilt campfire ethos.

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  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

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  15. BuddyPress is social lego

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  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

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  17. Show some personality

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  18. Date

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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/

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  20. purplekecleon
    Allow the Pokemon effect

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  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

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  22. Achievements for BuddyPress
    Let users show their badges
    with pride
    http://plazaa.de/
    http://achievementsapp.wordpress.com/
    http://rockhaq.com

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  23. Avoid user frustration

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  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

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  25. Date
    Create paths

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

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  27. Don’t hide your content

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

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  29. Date
    Encourage connections

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

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  31. \
    Show off your community

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  32. http://solopracticeuniversity.com/
    Testimonials

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

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  34. Allow communication

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  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/

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  36. Welcome Pack
    Personalise the experience
    Let users decide
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/welcome-pack/
    http://commons.gc.cuny.edu/

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  37. Date
    Create safe havens

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  38. BuddyPress Moderation
    Shift.ms * Coming soon with BuddyPress
    Be sensitive to your users
    Encourage good citizens
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bp-moderation/

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  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 ‘visibility’

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  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/

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  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/

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  42. Thank you :)
    Tammie Lister
    www.logicalbinary.com
    Twitter : @karmatosed

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