Techniques and Tools for Designing an Online Social Network by Panagiotis Karampelas

By Panagiotis Karampelas

Following the creation of Myspace, Linkedin and fb, social networks became a part of people’s lifestyle. New on-line social networks seem nearly day-by-day constructed to draw the eye of web clients. even though, layout and implementation criteria and guidance are frequently sacrificed for innovation leading to unusable social networking systems destined to be doomed. inside of this context, the current ebook recommends a layout and implementation technique with the intention to enable destiny social networking platform designers and builders to paintings in a scientifically systematic and sound demeanour to arrive their target.

The trip starts with the identity of the pursued aim of the social community and the aptitude individuals. The presentation of assorted tools and strategies to assemble the necessities of the meant person workforce of the social networking platform follows. most sensible practices, instructions and criteria that would facilitate the conceptual and actual layout of the platform are portrayed. An research of benefits and barriers for latest implementation systems and capability implementation ideas is thus provided to facilitate the choice of the main acceptable instrument for the implementation of the web social networking site. quite a few consultant visualization ideas are tested with a purpose to increase the visible illustration of the social community members. a number of usability review recommendations are then provided to help within the review of usability and development of the particular consumer event. ultimately, destiny traits within the layout and use of social networks are presented.

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1 Specialized accessible user profiles should also be elaborated during the user modeling process, in order to cater for wide disability categories such as motorimpaired people, blind people and people with low vision. 1. What are the advantages of using several requirement collection methods in the requirement collection process? 2. How User Centered Design can facilitate the development of a social networking platform? 3. Privacy in social networks has drawn a lot of attention especially when minors participate in them.

For example, task 5 creating back-ups may differ in details depending on the database management system or the web server used. In general, the administrative tasks should be revisited once the implementation details have been decided and further analyzed to more analytical tasks in order to better reflect the implementation technologies selected. 1. Select a social networking platform and check whether the existing functionality of the network can support the identified by the UK Office of Communication social network behaviors.

Task analysis can provide a framework to document and understand the way users are working in the current context. It also helps towards the re-engineering of the existing working processes when available ([31] and [113]). Task analysis in the requirements collection phase of an online social network can provide a detailed verification of the subtasks performed by the users while interacting with the system. • Task allocation method facilitates the effective allocation of tasks between the users and the corresponding system [112].

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