Lecture Notes in Social Networks

Techniques and Tools for Designing an Online Social Network Platform

Authors: Karampelas, Panagiotis

  • Gives best practices, guidelines and standards for creating a usable online social networks
  •  Includes detailed critiques of existing social network platforms and applications while providing potential solutions usability evaluation techniques
  • Aids in optimizing the social network design and experience
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Following the introduction of Myspace, Linkedin and Facebook, social networks have become part of people’s everyday life. New online social networks appear almost daily developed to attract the attention of Internet users.  However, design and implementation standards and guidelines are often sacrificed for innovation resulting in unusable social networking platforms destined to be doomed. Within this context, the present book recommends a design and implementation methodology which will allow future social networking platform designers and developers to work in a scientifically systematic and  sound manner to reach their goal.

The journey begins with the identification of the pursued objective of the social network and the potential participants. The presentation of various methods and techniques to collect the requirements of the intended user group of the social networking platform follows. Best practices, guidelines and standards that will facilitate the conceptual and physical design of the platform are portrayed. An analysis of advantages and limitations for existing implementation platforms and potential implementation techniques is subsequently offered to facilitate the selection of the most appropriate tool for the implementation of the online social networking website. Various representative visualization techniques are examined in order to enhance the visual representation of the social network participants. Various usability evaluation techniques are then presented to aid in the assessment of usability and improvement of the actual user experience. Finally, future trends in the design and use of social networks are presented.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Social Networks and Virtual Communities

    Karampelas, Panagiotis

    Pages 3-13

  • Identifying Users and Their Tasks

    Karampelas, Panagiotis

    Pages 17-27

  • Requirement Identification and Analysis Techniques

    Karampelas, Panagiotis

    Pages 29-50

  • Design Principles and Guidelines

    Karampelas, Panagiotis

    Pages 51-72

  • Implementation Techniques

    Karampelas, Panagiotis

    Pages 75-93

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-7091-0787-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7091-0786-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Techniques and Tools for Designing an Online Social Network Platform
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Social Networks
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer Verlag Wien
eBook ISBN
978-3-7091-0787-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7091-0787-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7091-0786-7
Series ISSN
2190-5428
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 190
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 67 illustrations in colour
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