Designing Social Interfaces: The Game

Session Title

Designing Social Interfaces: The Game


Erin Malone, tangible ux and Christian Crumlish, Yahoo!

Session Type: Activity

Learn about designing social interfaces through interactive, collaborative gameplay. Players will use interaction patterns, principles, anti-patterns, and lucky cards to design a social experience and deliver the best product before time runs out. Teams will collaborate, but have to watch out for other teams who may sabotage their efforts.


Erin Malone, a Principal with Tangible UX, has over 20 years of experience leading design teams and developing social experiences for companies like Yahoo!, AOL, AltaVista, Intuit and others. She is the founder of the Yahoo! Pattern Library and a founding member of the IA Institute.

Christian Crumlish is the curator of the Yahoo! Design Pattern Library, a design evangelist with the Yahoo! Developer Network, and a member of Yahoo!’s design council. He is also co-chair of the monthly BayCHI program, a member of the Open Web Foundation, and a director of the Information Architecture Institute.