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Facebook vs your IT department

Euen Semple

Walter Adamson posted a really interesting article about the scale of Facebook and the way it is able to support terrifyingly large amounts of information, constant high levels of activity, and global reach to 1,000,000,000 people with almost 100% uptime on comparatively modest resources.

UX Week 2014 Keynote Josh Clark on the Future of Digital Product Design

Adaptive Path

Josh is the author of the book Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps, and frequently gives workshops and talks at conferences around the world.

Facebook Brand Pages: How To Be Ready

Beth Kanter

If you work with a graphic designer, this is good information to share. Are you ready for possible new changes to Facebook Brand pages?

How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer

Beth Kanter

And, you need to think about the cover image design in the context of your overall content strategy. Download Facebook Timeline Cover PSD file.

Designing for Better Sex: In conversation with Cindy Gallop

Adaptive Path

Iran and Allison Huang, our Design intern, talked to Cindy. They asked her to inspire us with her vision for a diverse, inclusive world where technology is designed to facilitate honest human experiences and relationships. The software side is technology that is designed to bring people closer together in the real world.

#FacebookAdGrants: What Nonprofits Need More Than a Facebook Donate Button

Beth Kanter

Over the years, I’ve attended events where a representatives from Facebook shared with nonprofits how to use the platform more effectively.

The many and varied risk factors in Facebook’s IPO

Ross Dawson

To save you reading it all, here is a highly selective summary of just a few of the interesting risk factors Facebook points to in its IPO filing : If we fail to retain existing users or add new users, or if our users decrease their level of engagement with Facebook, our revenue, financial results, and business may be significantly harmed.

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement To Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change

Beth Kanter

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement to Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change – guest post by Meghan Keaney Anderson, Hubspot. Funny?

Forget Coffee Spoons: I Can Now Measure Out My Life With Facebook Status Updates

Beth Kanter

It is a major re-imaginging of user profiles that allows users to build a digital life book of everything they’ve done on Facebook. Do I dare.

Getting Insight from Facebook Insight Requires Sense Making Skills

Beth Kanter

Design mindset: ability to represent and develop tasks and work processes for desired outcomes. [link]. ”- Hal Varian, Google. ” 6.

A Dog Named Red Helps Best Friends Animal Society Get Results on Facebook

Beth Kanter

For several years now, nonprofits have been investing time, energy and money building Facebook pages and working to engage supporters on Facebook.

Hosting SF Service Design Drinks January 20

Adaptive Path

Adaptive Path is hosting the January edition of SF Service Design Drinks this Thursday, January 20. This event will feature a design challenge from Chris McCarthy, Director of the Innovation Learning Network at Kaiser Permanente, and UX Week presenter. Events Service Design Service Design DrinksHope to see you there!

Is the New Facebook “People Talking About” Metric As Meaningless as Number of Likes?

Beth Kanter

Mari Smith pointed to this blog post from All Facebook explaining the metric and how it has been implemented in apps. Photo by lecercle.

Infographics: Should Your Nonprofit Hire A Designer or Do It Yourself!

Beth Kanter

Your graphic designer will certainly help you refine this initial idea. In 2013, social media will continue the trend of “going visual.”

Publication Day For Scaling Up Excellence -- and Facebook's 10th Anniversary!

Bob Sutton

Today is Facebook’s 10 th Anniversary.   Facebook is an especially instructive scaling case. There was one in Columbia. 

How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth Kanter

I’ll be sharing my best tips and secrets for designing and delivering training for nonprofit professionals that get results. Design.

On taking personalized ads personally

Doc Searls

In the pile of comments under the post on Facebook I wrote about here yesterday, Christopher Brock writes a long and thoughtful response that pretty much represents the thinking of the adtech business today. Yes it is, because Facebook is in the business of delivering personalized ads. Or because you’re being targeted personally.

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Making Facebook Groups Rock for Nonprofits – Guest Post by Miriam Brosseau

Beth Kanter

That’s where I connected with Miriam Brosseau who recently shared this awesome post on Facebook profile. Photo by Laughing Squid.

To Promote or Not to Promote? (…and Is That The Question?):GlobalGiving’s Experiment With Facebook Promoted Posts

Beth Kanter

If you are a FB Page administrator, you probably noticed the new metric Facebook has on the bottom of every post showing how many people it reached.

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Moron Facebook

Martijn Linssen

Actually, I mean “More on Facebook,” but as I was once accused of using fancy headlines to draw clicks (to this site with no advertising), I thought I would play the part and see if that behavior makes any difference. Also, this isn’t about Facebook at all. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc., Not really.

Face Off for Facebook?

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Friday, 23 April 2010 Face Off for Facebook? Theres a lot of talk about Facebook. Patrick. Privacy.

Do you want to DO design thinking? Start with the d.School's.

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. On the temptation to declare "email bankruptcy" » Do you want to DO design thinking?

New Facebook Brand Page for Beth’s Blog: With A Little Help from My Friends

Beth Kanter

Results” that describes what people do on my Facebook page (I hope). Admittedly, I’m not much of a graphic designer.

Thoughts on privacy

Doc Searls

Some of us have pretty much abandoned e-mail altogether … for Facebook. Some examples: Privacy by Design is a policy and code development movement led by Ann Cavoukian , the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. In Here Is New York , E.B. Clothing, for example, is a privacy technology. 1995: Invention of the cookie.

How Experimentation and Measurement Can Help Win A Little Bet with Facebook Promoted Posts

Beth Kanter

Understanding the Recent Facebook Algorithm Changes and What It Means for Nonprofits. Source: Tweet4Ok Blog. Do a content audit.

What I Learned In London at the Future of Social Conference

Beth Kanter

Kevin McSpadden, Facebook. Carlos Miranda, the host, did a great job facilitating and designing the sessions. Here’s a few notes.

Hugs to Our MX Community

Adaptive Path

As managers and leaders, we’re designing things that we’ve never had to before: careers, teams, organizations, and cultures. It felt different.

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Facebook and the User Experience of Privacy

Adaptive Path

Although few of them would describe it this way, many of the people agitating for change to Facebook are really asking for changes to the user experience, not to Facebook’s policies or even functionality. This recent graphic from the New York Times summarizes the chief complaint with Facebook quite nicely.

Training Board Members As Brand Champions on Social and Beyond

Beth Kanter

Finally, we looked over our social media pages including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our News and Announcements page on our website.

Using Social Media Effectively and Powerful Tactics Workshop

Beth Kanter

The session was designed a mix of strategy with a deep dive into content, measurement, Facebook, and Twitter. Morning Session.

Learning in 2024 #LRN2024

Clark Quinn

And I reckon most learners have begun to use technology in their own ways to get answers, whether via the Google, or social networks like FaceBook and LinkedIn. We need to not design courses until we’ve ascertained that no other approach will work, so we need to get down to the real problems. For which we should apologize!

Service Design Drinks and Thinks

Adaptive Path

Service Design Drinks and Thinks is an organic network of designers who believe that better services can and should be designed. A couple weeks ago, the London group hosted their third service design thinks under the theme Service Design from Scratch, which featured case studies and a Q&A panel session with the speakers.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebook on iPhone (Inside Facebook)

Mark Oehlert

Thistranslation of the desktop-based Facebook experience is flawless. Issues I have with Facebook are 1. Im glad you think so. del.icio.us

Be mindful, meaningful, and masterly: 3 questions for Bruce Nussbaum

Dan Pink

Friends and the Internet–Facebook. Dan''s Bookshelf Design First we had IQ. Next came EQ. So be mindful. They really work. Biking?

Be mindful, meaningful, and masterly: 3 questions for Bruce Nussbaum

Dan Pink

Friends and the Internet–Facebook. Design ReadingFirst we had IQ. Next came EQ. Think about how you came to that originality.

Elevating Advocacy Voices for Children Through Social Media

Beth Kanter

At that time, we only had about 100 Twitter followers – many of them local businesses trying to get us to follow them – and 175 Facebook fans.

UX Week 2010 – iPad apps, Information Visualization, Facebook, and more!

Adaptive Path

Ben Fry, who has written Visualizing Data , co-created the influential Processing programming language, and is an active blogger and designer , definitely fits the bill. So, everyone thinks this “Facebook&# thing will be big. Hooboy! The UX Week 2010 program is definitely heating up. Sara Öhrvall. Ben Fry. Adam Mosseri. Real big.

The Happy Healthy Social Change Activist: Passion for a Cause without Burnout

Beth Kanter

Nina Simon, the executive director of the museum, is an expert in participatory design and fantastic facilitator. People voted by clapping.

Online Learning Course Design

Tony Karrer

Here are some thoughts on the course and the implications for design of similar kinds of online learning courses. I believe that many learning experiences designed to reside in a social network will inherently feel more scattered. We also have some great Feedback from Participants. Students likely will feel "Am I done?" "Is

Book Giveaway: Facebook Marketing for Dummies

Beth Kanter

I ran into John Haydon who helped me with my new Facebook brand page. He presented me with a copy of new book, Facebook Marketing for Dummies.