I previously taught a course at Stanford for Stanford Splash called “Internet 2015“. I’m all about transhumanism and what technology is advancing humanity next. I often get emails like this and decided to put it in a blog post:
Hey Joey! Obviously I admire your work and wanted to know if I could do a quick Q/A with you. We’ve obviously been through the social networking explosion. Now that these things have become every day, what’s the next big thing or movement of practical tech? Thanks so much for your time. – Christian
Below are some design mocks about technology ready for consumer market by end of this year. I am very excited these once futuristic concept fantasies turning into a reality.
Spaces is now available on the Apple App Store, check it out! http://spacesapp.com/
Per request by Daniel on my last redesign the preview quickly became the most popular shot on Dribbble front page. Wooo, this one took a lot out of me!
I emphasis the word concept, as this is a design direction that Facebook could head in. When you decrunstruct Facebook design, you can tell how complex it is. FB is currently really good at content and curation, but wanted to increase communication. Mimicking the human brain and human connections as much as possible to represent that into a social technology user interface.
* Stickiness by adding more valuable content (like YouTube)
* Containers – (1) Left navigation (2) Center content (3) Right communication/metadata
* Larger click-target sizes
* Added light background noise to make it look like grain on a page of a book (ie Facebook)
The future of social networks lies in shared experiences. “Serendipity is unexpected relevance“.
Few ideas for what the future of social networks look like:
* Everyone knows exactly where you are all the time
* True Semantic Search
* More open – even to people who are not your “friends” (added subscriptions)
* Being telepathic
* Live intelligent news feed – constant content all the time
* More relevant content – being a few steps ahead
EX: Planning – events tied to parties and people in the area
New Features – Share to Gmail and Share All
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