DESIGNCHAT IS ABOUT COMMUNITY

April 29th, 2009

The people who participate in DesignChat will shape what it becomes. All subjects and questions are submitted by those who are present for the conversation. So be sure to submit them to @designchat. You can do this by sending a tweet to @designchat WITHOUT the hashtag #designchat. It’s done in this manner so we don’t side track the current topic.
During the conversation a question or topic is posed to the group as: Q1)The topic of discussion is this? #designchat
When you respond to it, start with Q1) so others can follow along in the discussion: Q1) I think this about that. #designchat
This format came from the inspiration for DesignChat: JournChat: a weekly twitter conversation for PR professionals and Journalists. Having its first conversation on Monday, November 24th, 2008, JournChat has already amassed more than 4400 followers. I witnessed the strength of this community for the first time in January of 2009 and started thinking about how I could re-purpose this format for design professionals. There are many great things that can come of it and I’m excited to see what the future brings.