Online Communities: Designing Usability and Supporting Sociability / Edition 1

Online Communities: Designing Usability and Supporting Sociability / Edition 1

by Jenny Preece
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471805998

ISBN-13: 9780471805991

Pub. Date: 10/11/2000

Publisher: Wiley

The purpose of the book is to set up a framework for discussions on social and technical issues of online communities. Designing usability and supporting sociability lays a solid foundation on which online communities can grow and thrive. Intended for both students and computer professionals, the book addresses the development of new online communities as well as

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The purpose of the book is to set up a framework for discussions on social and technical issues of online communities. Designing usability and supporting sociability lays a solid foundation on which online communities can grow and thrive. Intended for both students and computer professionals, the book addresses the development of new online communities as well as the improvement of existing ones. It is divided into two parts - Getting Acquainted with Online Communities and Developing Online Communities - along with a preface and a concluding chapter which explores the future of online communities. For sample chapters and other resources, please check out the web site for the book at www.ifsm.umbc.edu/onlinecommunities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471805991
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/11/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
468
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH ONLINE COMMUNITIES.

Introduction.

Community Tours.

Sociability: Purpose, People, and Policies.

Usability: Tasks, Users, and Software.

Research Speaks to Practice: Interpersonal Communication.

Research Speaks to Practice: Groups.

DEVELOPING ONLINE COMMUNITIES.

Community-Centered Development.

Selecting Software.

Guidelines: Sociability and Usability.

Assessing Needs and Evaluating Communities.

Development Case Studies.

Looking to the Future.

References.

Index.

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