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My WordCamp NL 2012 talk

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  • Designing for humans with BuddyPressDate By Tammie Lister
  • Tammie
  • What is a human?
  • 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 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. -
  • Brain power
  • 2 brains for the price of oneConsciousSub-conscious2 brains 3 brains for the price of oneSusan M.Weinschenk Ph.D - Neuro Web DesignOld brain Survival, animal, safety decider, primalMid brain Emotions, feeling, impulseNew brain Language, speech, reading, cortex, thinking, planning
  • We pay attention to 2-3 thingsat a time... no moreWe are pre-wired to feelpositive :-)
  • Human != RobotRobots + emotions = omg Just what do you think youre doing, Dave? - Hal I am not malfunctioning, you are - Hector Life don’t talk to me about life - Marvin
  • Emotions and needs
  • Hierarchy of needsAarron Walter - ‘Designing for emotion’ Max-Neef : { -
  •   Physiological -
  •   Safety -
  •   Love
  •   and
  •   belonging Hierarchy of Needs - Marlow -
  •   Esteem -
  •   Self
  •   actualisation -
  •   Self
  •   transcendence A human’s WordPress hooks
  • Create emotional responses
  • Appeal to the 5 sensesSight, Sound, Smell, Touch, TasteAppeal to the 1 senseSight, Sound, Smell, Touch, Taste
  • BuddyPress?Humans are naturally social.We believe in safety in numbers.We have an inbuilt campfire ethos.
  • BuddyPress?Activity Streams =User GroupsMultisite BloggingFriend ConnectionsExtended ProfilesDiscussion Forums Social networking in a box.Private MessagingUser Settings
  • BuddyPress is social lego
  • Rules for community designRule One : Build up don’t fall downRule Two : Let the community guide youRule Three : Find the choice balanceRule Four : Learn to let goRule Five : Try
  • Show some personality
  • Date
  • Encourage ‘userscaping’BP Bookmarklet Rate Forum Posts like button it plugin tutorial
  • Allow the Pokemon effect purplekecleon
  • ...collections often can be justified on the basis of their aesthetic/emotional value, or monetary value, or both.brain.oxfordjournals.orgDopamine plays a major role in the brain systemthat is responsible for reward-driven learning.
  • Let users show their badges with pride for BuddyPress
  • Avoid user frustration
  • Make joining easyMake leaving just as easy Social Login
  • Date Create paths
  • Everywhere Admin Bar
  • Don’t hide your content
  • Make finding content easy
  • Date Encourage connections
  • Encourage connectionsFriendingFavouritesGroupsUse existing connections
  • Show off your community
  • Testimonials
  • Numbers and stats
  • Allow communication
  • Encourage interactions Messaging and ForumsSocial activity and profilesBuddyStream: SharingBuddyPress Activity Plus
  • Personalise the experience Welcome Pack users decide
  • Create safe havensDate
  • Be sensitive to your * Coming soon with BuddyPressEncourage good citizensBuddyPress Moderation
  • BuddyPress 1.6 brings ‘visibility’ Profile field privacy rolled into core
  • Discover the sites: http://rockhaq.com * Coming soon with BuddyPress
  • Discover the plugins:
  • Thank you :) Tammie Lister Twitter : @karmatosed