Pieces of me on community...

Reflections regarding the intersection of community and technology, broadly defined. A pit stop on the way to the next phase of Microsoft community solutions

January, 2007

  • Achieving that flow state for user experiences

    What would happen if you took great game design principles and applied them to product development for something other than games? Would you get a really fun and engaging product? Or would you get a product that completely misses the mark? I don't know...
  • RE: Democracy for Online Communities

    Over the past few months as the product manager for blogs and forums, I've had the pleasure of meeting some incredibly talented and passionate folks. Joe Morel , over in the Developer Division is one of them. He recently wrote a post that is near and...
  • Forums and Forum Views

    Currently on MSDN and TechNet sites, we have forums organized in a general hierarchy of site, groups, forums, and threads (which contain messages). From an organizational logic standpoint this makes a lot of sense. A particular message belongs to a thread...
  • slowing down, snowing down

    Last night during the rush hour commute, the Puget Sound region was hit again by snow, ice and rain. Needless to say, it did not make for a fun commute. After spending about two hours waiting for a bus that never showed, I ended up hitching a ride with...
  • hello world (again, and again...)

    Hi again. I'm going to be building out this blog to house all of my work related items. Stay tuned for more info. In the mean time, some pieces of me may be found at: shine's cafe my other spaces site my personal site