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Social Product Design

3/11/2013 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM

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A deeper insight into understanding of social product design

A deeper insight into yourself and your own design

ABOUT THIS CLASS

Although many people are designing products that are social in nature, few understand what that really means, how it works, or why it’s important. The web provides us the ability to create something that can evolve us faster than ever before, but we also need to think carefully about the identities and respective communities we can affect. This class explores the fundamental psychology behind why the social systems of the past fall short and why many of the trends of today are bringing us closer to self-actualization.

Note: This is a philosophy class and while you won't take away programming or design specifics, it is the hope that you will come away with a renowned understanding of social design that will forever influence how you think about the products you use and want to make.

PREREQS & PREPARATION

None.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR(S)

Eric Fisher

Product Architect/Designer

Eric Fisher is a storyteller and product architect by trade and by personality. From drawing cartoons, writing stories and constructing miniature towns as a child, he's since taken to Internet, where he’s built a number of social websites singlehandedly and worked for the biggest companies in Silicon Valley.

Most recently, Eric was the Social Design evangelist at Facebook where he designed various aspects of the site and, most notably, authored and promoted the Social Design Guidelines to developers, designers and brand advocates. Previously, he worked on the technology evangelism team at Apple, helping to define design guidelines for developing mobile applications. He's also worked at Google and independently designed for smaller companies including Airbnb, Milo.com and Eventbrite.

REFUND POLICY

Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

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