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Designing Massively Multiplayer Social Systems

When: Sunday, 11 AM

Traditionally design has focused on the individual, emphasizing usability, findability etc. As the web becomes a social sphere for more people, designing for sociability becomes important. Rashmi will talk about the design of next generation social networks and the sharing of digital objects such as videos, photos, slides, bookmarks, and film reviews.

She will describe principles for the design of such systems, such as serving the individuals goal, creating a symbiotic relationship between the personal and the social; designing to support self-expression and emergent behavior. She will describe how these principles were used in the design of SlideShare and how you can design your own social sharing system.

Rashmi Sinha Session Leader: Rashmi Sinha

WordPress blog: Uzanto; other: Personal blog

Rashmi Sinha is a designer and entrepreneur. She is the co-founder of SlideShare, the largest community for sharing presentations.

In 2002, she co-founded Uzanto, a user experience consultancy that created MindCanvas – a game-like software for customer research. Her next venture SlideShare (launched Oct 2006) is growing fast, letting people share and find presentations on almost any topic under the sun.

Rashmi has a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Brown University. She blogs about the social web at www.rashmisinha.com. She also co-chairs the monthly BayCHI talk series.

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9 Responses to “Designing Massively Multiplayer Social Systems”

  1. The WordCamp Report » Who is this speaker, Rashmi Sinha, Ph.D.? Says:

    [...] I saw the title Iterative Design in Agile Environments I was curious.  Also originally there wasn’t any information on the speaker, but now there [...]

  2. Rashmi Sinha, Slideshare, Designing Massively Multiplayer Social Systems « Blog World Expo Blog Says:

    [...] Sinha of Slideshare is talking about second generation social networks.  Her deck is on Slideshare, of course…now I’m saying this not just so you can [...]

  3. WordCamp 2007 - Day two | Colin Devroe Says:

    [...] – Designing massively multiplayer social systems lead by Rashmi Sinha, Ph.D. is focusing on how to design massively social systems like SlideShare. [...]

  4. Sunday Morning Wordcamping at Holy Shmoly! Says:

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  5. Breaking Eggs And Making Omelettes » Blog Archive » WordCamp 2007, Day 2 Says:

    [...] this talk title: Designing Massively Multiplayer Social Systems, delivered by one Rashmi Sinha. To be honest, a lot of it was very fluffy stuff about building [...]

  6. WordCamp 2007 - Day 2 - forever-digital Says:

    [...] of my favorite talks of the weekend were Rashmi Sinha’s (of SlideShare) and Liz Danzico’s (of Happy Cog). Although I already knew most of what they [...]

  7. WordCamp 2007 « BlogWell Says:

    [...] Rashmi Sinha, Ph.D. has yet to post anything re WordCamp 2007, but keep watching her blog, she just might!  Rashmi spoke about ”Designing Massively Multiplayer Social Systems“ [...]

  8. Allen Lew’s Thoughts » What I saw at Wordcamp 2007 Says:

    [...] who talked about blog monetization through finding your niche. Other great sessions include the Designing Massively Multiplayer Social Systems (her slides) and the Usability Analysis of WP, both of which got me to think a lot about the design [...]

  9. WordCamp 2007: 2 日目 | わーどぷれすっ! Says:

    [...] Design in Agile Environments (アジャイル環境での反復デザイン)” から “Designing Massively Multiplayer Social Systems (大規模複数参加ソーシャルシステムをデザインする)” [...]

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