October 2005 28
Reading Notes on Social Capital
Posted By : Adrian Chan

Social capital seems to be a slippery term. I’m tempted to think of the term “civic society,” which would combine not only the health of social relations, expressed in a population’s reservoir of good neighborliness,

October 2005 25
From User Practices to Social Practices
Posted By : Adrian Chan

Designers like to establish who their users are before commencing with a system’s engineering and architecture, and for obvious reasons. Knowing one’s user is tantamount to knowing how one’s product or service will be used.

October 2005 24
A Case for Social Interaction Design
Posted By : Adrian Chan

My Social Interaction Design project is in progress. This is an excerpt from an introductory section. Social software services that fail to develop into social practices among their users will fail in the marketplace. Social