Are you using social media or
other online applications to gather feedback or collaboration with other
designers? What products work for you – and
how are they helping you get your work done?
melisherman at yahoo.com
I use msn Messenger to connect with my project team mates, so we can
update one another or bounce ideas off each other. I started using
it years ago while freelancing as it was a great way to create a
virtual office with other freelancers in the team. But I found it
very useful still working in an office environment.
I'm now using linkedin and twitter too. They are both social
networking environments through which I have rekindled old
friendships and made new connections.
Linked in provides a host of facilities, allowing me to be part of a
community. The Q&A section is a great place to share knowledge and
learn from others. That is where questions like the one you posted
here gets answered by folks in the linkedin community.
I'm still very new to twitter. Although I didn't like the idea
when it first started as it was just people twittering about what
they were doing in their personal lives. But it has since matured a
bit more now, and it is a great place to meet like-minded
individuals, share ideas, gather views, and to learn from others. I
search for tweets relevant to my interests and it has been a good
source of inspiration for my most recent projects. You can have a
look at this article on twittering -
Hope this helps.
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For lightweight reviews, I use Notes on Flickr images. For more
extensive feedback, ConceptShare is near perfect.
I'm one of the founders of ProofHQ and a long-time lurker on IxDA
ProofHQ is a web app built specifically for designers to get feedback
and approval from their teams.
I have hesitated to mention what we do in other threads, but this
question relates so directly to what we do that I felt I had to.
Hope that's ok.
Cozimo has recently put out a handy free tool for people like Ivy who
like to use IM, Skype or other networks for collaborating. It's let
you upload an image or screengrab a webpage and whiteboard on it as
you talk - no accounts needed - just share the link and draw.