How To Live Online: Judith Donath

Judith Donath’s new book “The Social Machine” is a manifesto for balancing legibility, social responsibility and innovation — and a manual for designing radically new environments for social interaction and communication.

Online, interface designs fashion people’s appearance, shape their communication and influence their behavior. Can we see another’s face or do we know each other only by name? Do our words disappear forever once they leave the screen or are they permanently archived, amassing a history of our views and reactions? Are we aware of how public or private our surroundings are?
In “The Social Machine”, Judith Donath addresses topics such visualizing conversations and networks; portraying identity with data and history; delineating public and private space, and bringing the online world’s open sociability into the face to face world. “The Social Machine” is a manifesto for balancing legibility, social responsibility and innovation — and a manual for designing radically new environments for social interaction. > MORE

Judith Donath: The Social Machine – Designs for Living Online
Author:    Judith Donath
ISBN:    9780262027014
Publisher:    MIT Press
Publ. year:    2014
Language:    English
Pages:    424
Illustrations:    119

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: