Christian Crumlish

Christian Crumlish
Director of Consumer Experience, AOL

Website | @mediajunkie

Christian Crumlish has been participating in, analyzing, designing, and drawing social interactive spaces online since 1994. These days he is the curator of Yahoo!’s pattern library, a design evangelist with the Yahoo! Developer Network, and a member of Yahoo!’s Design Council. He is a director of the Information Architecture Institute and co-chair of the monthly BayCHI program.

He is the author of the bestselling The Internet for Busy People, and The Power of Many, and co-author most recently of Designing Social Interfaces with Erin Malone. He has spoken about social patterns at BarCamp Block, BayCHI, South by Southwest, the IA Summit, Ignite, Web 2.0 Expo, PLoP, IDEA, and Web Directions. Christian has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Princeton.

He lives in Oakland with his wife Briggs, his cat Fraidy, and his electric ukulele, Evangeline.

Sessions

Workshop
Location: 2010
Erin Malone (Tangible UX), Christian Crumlish (AOL)
Average rating: ***..
(3.10, 21 ratings)
Designing for social interaction is hard. People are unpredictable, consistency is a mixed blessing, and co-creation with your users requires a dizzying flirtation with loss of control. We will present the dos and don’ts of social web design using a sampling of interaction patterns, design principles and best practices to help you improve the design of your digital social environments. Read more.
Design & User Experience
Location: 2001
Average rating: **...
(2.64, 22 ratings)
It's already a commonplace that social design has a lot to learn from game design but less has been said about the role of play in digital experiences. After childhood, play rarely "just happens," but you can design for it. Just like games, musical instruments are designed to be played. The goal is not to make the musician fail. The trick is to marry a range of freedoms to serious constraints. Read more.
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