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Personal Blog Reflection Prompt #7

This week’s reflection question is simple. If you had a design challenge, would you join and participate in one of the types of online communities we’ve been researching? Why or why not?

If I had a design challenge I am surely going to use (and have so in the past) at least some of the platforms we’ve been researching. Depending on the kind of activities that I want to undertake I will choose an online community to use.

The easiest thing to do is something that I nearly always do and that is asking for input to my Twitter followers. They’re an amazing group of people from very diverse backgrounds, and usually I end up with useful information. Sometimes that’s a completely new insight, sometimes it’s only something that reassures whether I am on the right or wrong path, but it’s always useful.

More difficult things to do is the usage of real idea networks. This requires a lot more planning and time to put into facilitation and thus is something that I would only do if both of those things are within the projects’ constraints.

Other platforms, like Basecamp (for workteams), are already such a standard in my workflow that I am not even thinking of excluding them in my design processes.

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