Social computing on Interaction-Design.org

A free platform that offers so much content of benefit to interaction designers the world over is a rare thing. So I am really happy to be able to promote it here  - not least because this particular content was filmed in my home town of Copenhagen, in the impressive building of the IT University.

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Tom Erikson discusses content from his book about social computing – a theme that these days has more relevance then ever in our mobile, ‘always on’ world. Social interaction, between people via machines is at the heart of this work and makes for very interesting viewing if you are even slightly interested in the prominence of social media networks and online communities.

This content aside, some of the brightest minds in the field of user experience have contributed essays, articles and important design research on a free platform - Interaction-Design.org. I’m still discovering content and it’s a brilliant idea to have a place where so much good material can be accessed and shared.

Huge credit must go to Mads Soegaard and Rikke Dam whose initiative started in 2002. It is another example of the passion that people in this community hold, and a similar view point as to why I started my blog in the first place.

Documenting and sharing knowledge will help us all in our future work. Seeing a work of such magnitude makes me relieved that others believe that knowledge that will benefit society should be freely available.

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