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User Experience
+User_Experience@playground.bonfire.cafe
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+User_Experience hi Ivan, thanks for sharing the mockups. I really like them. You are doing a great job! Here some feedback:
  • It would be nice to have "profile pics" for the topics to be assigned by the topic creator or admin.
  • On "My feed" and it applies to other views too: I find the quoted publication (that one in light grey letters) to be too predominant. In my opinion, it could be reduced to one line including username plus text with and expand button at the end. This way the attention will be more on the current publication I am reading.
  • On "Profile" I guess Position could be replaced by Location?
  • In the compose prompt, should we have an icon in front of the word "Public"?
  • I am thinking about the tasks and how they could be shown. At the moment, they are hard to grasp because the list view does not really help to identify what is coming soon. Maybe some color coded "due in 3 days" tag would help. Something like that.
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Our initial design system is on penpot (anyone with a penpot account can comment on it 😊 )


https://design.penpot.app/#/view/a9078ff0-0f0d-11ed-9552-f940e3befd53?page-id=a9078ff1-0f0d-11ed-9552-f940e3befd53§ion=interactions&index=0&share-id=28b8bd10-2786-11ed-9977-c67f7655c7b3


It is not a fully fledged design system yet, we started from the main views and layouts, thinking in particular at how to handle multiple extensions together (eg. social and topics) and including a dashboard to summarize the user digital presence.


It's also a step toward co-designing bonfire in a more partecipatory way - as new features or UX/UI improvements will be first announced over our design system to gather feedbacks, before being implemented.

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I've identified 4 kinds of social media users:


  • advertisers,
  • students and mums keeping in touch with (family) friends,
  • entrepreneurs, bloggers, artists, and so on, trying to promote their "brand", and
  • outcasts, looking for psychotherapeutic listening (deep, non-judgemental)


Microblogging was a bad idea not only in its usual "Twitter" user farming-inspired implementations but also because as the concept it is, it intrinsically conflates the last three use cases. However I'd like to suggest as well that social media can be genuinely good because they isolate people in small clusters, and this helps them to keep in touch with their relatives. Of course it's pretty bad for sharing online resources to a large number of people, this is why we've got blogs and Gemini, RSS/atom feeds, and links.