The web's greatest gift is that it gives everyone a voice. But how you design and manage community features will determine if you get a chorus or a cacophony. Creating and sustaining community online is a delicate balancing act of interactive and visual design, social psychology, and practical moderation techniques.
Join the husband and wife team of Derek Powazek (author of Design for Community, creator of Fray, consultant to HP Labs' MagCloud) and Heather Powazek Champ (Flickr Director of Community, creator of The Mirror Project) for a holistic look into the design and management of collaborative online environments of all shapes and sizes.
In this day-long workshop, we'll cover the visual design of community tools, how interaction design influences participation, moderation techniques for managing community, the legal requirements for user-created content, and a look forward at the future of participative media. The workshop will include practical tips and tricks for how to create positive participation on your own site, and plenty of stories of success and failure to learn from.