Slack’s
slack is not a watercooler replacement...
slack is not IRC...
slack is none of these...
So Why Do
We Care?
Who can relate to this?
Creates a Quiet Zone
The Dreaded Quiet Zone
Eliminates ad-hoc conversation.
Sound is a distraction.
Everyone works differently.
Personal space ...
The Dreaded Quiet Zone
Music
Soundproofing
Ad-hoc seating
Not caring
SF Design Week 5x5 June 16, 2014
The Dreaded Quiet Zone
Email
ASYNC / VIRTUAL SYNC / PHYSICALADHOC
IM
Spectrum of Media
Collab
Space
Conf
Room
SF Design We...
Enter Slack...
Rob’s car gets
stolen. Car is
recovered. Rob
posts to Slack.
Rob’s car gets
stolen. Car is
recovered. Rob
posts to Slack.
Henry quickly
responds.
The first attempts.
then it piles on.
there he is.
Like any good
meme, it has
staying power.
Slack is not the only option.
Nor the only medium...
5x5: DM Slack
The Medium is the Message
Enables humor
Enables remote working
A place for culture
SF Design Week 5x5 June 1...
Email IM
Spectrum of Media
Slack Collab
Space
Conf
Room
5x5: DM Slack
ASYNC / VIRTUAL SYNC / PHYSICALADHOC
SF Design Week ...
Non-project related: 17.4% of total
SF Design Week 5x5 June 16, 2014
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DesignMap (hearts) Slack

  1. 1. Slack’s
  2. 2. slack is not a watercooler replacement...
  3. 3. slack is not IRC...
  4. 4. slack is none of these...
  5. 5. So Why Do We Care?
  6. 6. Who can relate to this?
  7. 7. Creates a Quiet Zone
  8. 8. The Dreaded Quiet Zone Eliminates ad-hoc conversation. Sound is a distraction. Everyone works differently. Personal space is important. SF Design Week 5x5 June 16, 2014
  9. 9. The Dreaded Quiet Zone Music Soundproofing Ad-hoc seating Not caring SF Design Week 5x5 June 16, 2014
  10. 10. The Dreaded Quiet Zone Email ASYNC / VIRTUAL SYNC / PHYSICALADHOC IM Spectrum of Media Collab Space Conf Room SF Design Week 5x5 June 16, 2014
  11. 11. Enter Slack...
  12. 12. Rob’s car gets stolen. Car is recovered. Rob posts to Slack.
  13. 13. Rob’s car gets stolen. Car is recovered. Rob posts to Slack.
  14. 14. Henry quickly responds.
  15. 15. The first attempts.
  16. 16. then it piles on.
  17. 17. there he is.
  18. 18. Like any good meme, it has staying power.
  19. 19. Slack is not the only option.
  20. 20. Nor the only medium...
  21. 21. 5x5: DM Slack The Medium is the Message Enables humor Enables remote working A place for culture SF Design Week 5x5 June 16, 2014
  22. 22. Email IM Spectrum of Media Slack Collab Space Conf Room 5x5: DM Slack ASYNC / VIRTUAL SYNC / PHYSICALADHOC SF Design Week 5x5 June 16, 2014
  23. 23. Non-project related: 17.4% of total SF Design Week 5x5 June 16, 2014

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