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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Ted Sunday: Margaret Gould Stewart: How Giant Websites Design For You (and a billion others, too)

"Highly recommended TEDTalk from Margaret Gould Stewart, the designer who put the like into the Facebook like button. Thought provoking insights on the design process - applicable to all types of projects, not just Facebook! I completely approve"

Good Morning Folks,

I'm going to bring you a new series every Sunday Morning, called Ted Sunday where I cull through all of the top recommended TEDTalks and choose one the best and most relevant to the Internet business to share with you. I've never watched a TEDTalk from which I didn't learn great insights and taken away new concepts and skillsets I can bring to improve everything I touch. Almost 1.5 million folks have already seem today's, so now you can count yourself among them. I hope you get as much from it as I did.

In this engaging and insightful talk, Margaret Gould Stewart, Facebook's Director of Product Design.discusses the rules of design for massive websites, where the tiniest of tweaks can cause global outrage and also positively impact the lives of many.  Margaret passionately explains about the intricacies of designing work carried out by the huge websites like YouTube, Facebook etc., A very useful for those who involved in design work, and it is interesting one for others.

Facebook’s “like” and “share” buttons are seen 22 billion times a day, making them some of the most-viewed design elements ever created. Margaret Gould Stewart, Facebook’s director of product design, outlines three rules for design at such a massive scale—one so big that the tiniest of tweaks can cause global outrage, but also so large that the subtlest of improvements can positively impact the lives of many.

So what does it mean to design at a global scale? It means difficult and sometimes exasperating work to try to improve and evolve products. Finding the audacity and the humility to do right by them can be pretty exhausting, and the humility part, it's a little tough on the design ego. Because these products are always changing, everything that I've designed in my career is pretty much gone, and everything that I will design will fade away. But here's what remains: the never-ending thrill of being a part of something that is so big, you can hardly get your head around it, and the promise that it just might change the world.

Have  look?

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