- Producer19/09/2016the Full Disclosure Ambassadoron the Topic of Full Disclosure:a beBee Brand Ambassador is - in functional terms - a 'subsidized spokesperson' (The deal is: "If you market beBee effectively, we'll give you equity"). Under the circumstances ...Shouldn't a subsidized spokesperson...
- 27/08/2016Pharma Bro now has a Pharma Sis. #Mylan's #EpiPen response is weak PR spin. https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/stop-epipen-profiteering-drop-the-price-of-this-lifesaving-medicine-now?source=twitter& …
- 24/08/2016#IlovebeBee because ? I would love everyone to give your own acronym of beBee and what it means to you.
Comments25/08/2016 #17 Anees ZaidiDear @Fatima Williams one unique characteristics of beBee I love the most is that it helps me find other bees with common interests and the beBee environement immediately connects me with them. This ability I do not find on other social media platforms. And the interesting part is that you do not need to search fir such connections. You would keep buzzing around and suddenly you would notice common-interests bees in your circle.25/08/2016 #16 Fatima Williams#15 Thank you dear @CityVP Manjit You can turn any comment into an erudite discussion . Yes " The bridges to our hearts are the most important, then how that forms home - and how home forms village" I also believe that our hearts are bridges in one way or the other. Network intelligence has become the norm of today's living and is indeed an interesting discussion. Thank you for introducing @Lauren Juzl Welcome to beBee land dear Lauren.25/08/2016 #15 CityVP Manjit#13 Dear Fatima, ultimately it is called "Network Intelligence", utilized intelligently it empowers one's life. BTW Fatima I would like you to welcome @Lauren Juzl she has just moved to Madrid and all of this is a new experience for her. Her post https://www.bebee.com/producer/@lauren-juzl/technology-blackout-why-we-all-need-to-turn-off#c5 is pragmatic - and like the millennials I go to college with, she does ask questions which means she is actually thinking deeper about the full meaning of network intelligence. The bridges to our hearts are the most important, then how that forms home - and how home forms village - network intelligence begins at the village level - with your own life value highly central to all bridges.
- 05/08/2016Additional to What?
That’s not just snark. UX is broad - It is the Point of Integration of several Skills - and you can enter it from many directions.John Vaughan's answer to What additional training can I do to become the best UX designer possible? - Quorawww.quora.com
- 03/08/2016John Vaughan's answer to What is the best interface design for quick data update? - Quorawww.quora.com
- Producer03/08/2016ArchitectureDesign Insightfrom the Nielsen Norman GroupIt's short (2 minutes)and succinctly captures the biggest usability challenges for beBeeTake a...
- 01/08/2016Job Listings and Openings....... Ok beBee - why is Antarctica listed? It is essentially a closed continent - it is a pure military installation event. Certainly, Bank of America is NOT there for the listings that are posted. I recommend REMOVING it.... or REPLACING it with REMOTE jobs - jobs that are global, international, home based that are not tied to a country or specific location.
Thanks from a far flung digital nomad with no address
- Producer29/07/2016What's the relationship between UX Design and "Service Design"?Framing Question: “What’s the Difference?”General Consensus: “Not much”How do you describe the difference between UX and Service Design?What is the difference between UX Design and Service Design?Are CX and Service Design the Same Thing?Not to be...
- 24/07/2016My answer to "How can one decide if their website based start up needs a UX designer?" https://www.quora.com/How-can-one-decide-if-their-website-based-start-up-needs-a-UX-designer/answer/John-Vaughan?
- Producer22/07/2016Explain your UX ProcessThis article is pretty much verbatim from my answer/comment on Quora back in Spring of 2015. cross-pollination"All of the above" responses to the question (by others on this thread) are valid, both in terms of technique and insight (i.e. knowing...
- 20/07/2016"Thanks to Robbert Schuringa for Endorsements" for @youeyeguy on @LinkedInEndorsementslnkd.in This post announces the recent professional Endorsements in my LinkedIn Profile. Thanks to Robert Schuringa for Endorsement: User Experience What UxP Is Interaction Design Service User...
- 19/07/2016"As a UX Designer, what should I learn about Psychology?"
My answer on Quora : https://www.quora.com/As-a-UX-Designer-what-should-I-learn-about-Psychology/answer/John-Vaughan?srid=3qG9
- 15/07/2016“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
-- Muhammed AliAli & Cosell (1981) An advantage of the US/Canadian Telidon system was that it allowed relatively hi-rez drawings. Visit TCS for more -...
- Producer13/07/2016Affinity = a ModelThe substance of this article is being moved to my WordPress site. Please visit me there for more insights.thanks, John VaughanA while back I worked on a project to develop an internal affinity-oriented social network for professionals which...
Comments18/07/2016 #18 John Vaughan#15
By way of clarification, @Javier beBee, I've proposed a number of things - but never suggested that beBee should become "a project management tool".
Collaboration is something else altogether. Admittedly, it implies more functional traction than we see in most of the Facebook-y trivia and shallow marketing tweets that dominate social media. Bell Labs saw the synergy in 2009. They're not dumb.
And Collaboration also has real resonance with placement, hiring, and recruitment efforts. In fact, I see 'recruitment' as the first step towards Collaboration ("I've got an idea/job description/proposal. Does anyone want to contribute?").
Relevant Footnote: Corporate Intranets are often "owned and operated" by the HR Department. There's a natural "affinity" with internal people-oriented (as differentiated from customer-targeted or business-driven) services, if you will.
I believe that you may want to re-visit the topic of "Affinity & Collaboration: Your Intranet on Steroids" after you've had a chance to re-consider, Javier. When you're ready to talk, please bring your wallet.
That invitation is open to anyone who 'gets it' and would like to make it happen ...18/07/2016 #17 John Vaughan#15 Thanks for confirming that my design guidance counts towards beBee ambassadorship, Javier @Javier beBee.
I notice that there are at least 2 - seemingly redundant - hives ("beBee ambassadors" and "beBee's ambassadors") on the topic in English, but no direct access to info about "what is" an ambassador. I suggest that those would be good places to post links to that useful background info.
I also notice announcements that several people are now officially designated by beBee as 'Ambassadors'. How might that apply to me?
I know that my design guidance stuff isn't *literally* ambassadorship. Even so, I wonder if some of my more 'ambassadorial' efforts appear on beBee's radar. For example: My birthday happened the other day. I got a slew of nice birthday greetings from my LinkedIn followers. I took the opportunity to respond to them with this message:
"Thanks for your kind birthday wish. It really made my day.
I hope that you'll follow me now on beBee at
I have a similar message for LinkedIn colleagues who choose to connect with me there. Just sayin' ... Nothing markets quite as effectively as 'word of mouth', in my opinion
Thanks15/07/2016 #15 Javier beBee#13 Hi @John Vaughan , I dont know what you want exactly. I am open to listen your suggestions. beBee is focused on improving communication but beBee will not be a project management tool because there are a lot of them ! beBee is the world's most dynamic professional social network. Individuals can create an appealing personal brand by combining their professional resume with their personal interests. Our innovative approach to networking facilitates a vibrant job placement and hiring environment for both individuals and organizations. We help build significant professional relationships, provide the ideal platform for sharing ideas and content and create economic opportunity for everyone.15/07/2016 #10 John Vaughan#6 I appreciate your honest - if incomplete - response, @Javier beBee. I have asked on several occasions if providing a substantial amount of actionable usability design guidance is valued by beBee as "ambassadorship". Apparently not.
I shall continue to publish broadly on other topics.
I will continue to use beBeePlus as a forum for identifying your many UX and UI Problems.
For UX and UI Solutions:
Please feel free to follow my professional blog on Wordpress https://jcvtcsblog.wordpress.com/
and my website http://www.jcvtcs.com/index.html
and Quora https://www.quora.com/profile/John-Vaughan
Best of luck in "Making beBee all it can beBee".14/07/2016 #7 Federico Álvarez San Martín#2 Kevin is true. We have many issues to do. We appreciate your feedback as users. It's really important. I keep all this and promise that gradually we will have better features. Thanks @Kevin Pashuk View more#2 Kevin is true. We have many issues to do. We appreciate your feedback as users. It's really important. I keep all this and promise that gradually we will have better features. Thanks @Kevin Pashuk and @John Vaughan. Best regards. Close14/07/2016 #5 John Vaughan#2 Thanks for the upvote, @Kevin Pashuk. The regard is mutual. BTW: I'd written and sent my message below before I saw your update.
Here's a UX-y type of thought:
Talk w/ development? Of course.
Perhaps also with Marketing...
... and Strategy
http://www.jcvtcs.com/understanding/uxp-role.html14/07/2016 #4 John VaughanUtility implies value. Usability is an underlying assumption of The Information Economy, even though it's not necessarily well-measured by Marketing and Sales. This article - and several of my other buzzes - identify real issues and propose a number of immediately actionable design solutions.
This article also proposes a that a well-designed affinity-oriented service has significant additional market potential for beBee ..... Does any of this apply towards Ambassadorship, @Javier beBee?
- Producer13/07/2016What's the Buzz?This article is being moved to my WordPress site. Please visit me there for more insights.thanks, John Vaughan The music touched me in the spring of 1971. I'd been a spotlight operator for the Amsterdam production of "Hair" that year. As the...
Comments16/07/2016 #17 Anonymous#4Yep, I'm on iOS. Yesterday, I couldn't leave a comment on a Buzz. Really strange! I'm going to try to use my computer. I also think I'm going to type up Buzzes in Word first, then copy over to beBee. Kind of hard to get involved in the conversation when the app doesn't cooperate.14/07/2016 #12 John Vaughan#7 #7 I appreciate beBee's energy and willingness to respond positively @Laurent BOSCHERINI. Have worked in the Product Development (http://www.jcvtcs.com/showcases/showcase-appdev.html View more#7 #7 I appreciate beBee's energy and willingness to respond positively @Laurent BOSCHERINI. Have worked in the Product Development (http://www.jcvtcs.com/showcases/showcase-appdev.html) and Software Entrepreneurship / Productivity Tools (http://www.jcvtcs.com/solutions/software.html) for a while. But, still ... Close14/07/2016 #9 John Vaughan#5 sorry to be a nag, @Federico Álvarez San Martín, but the editorial interface still really ... well ... sucks. There are a bunch of problems: Bullet points are among the worst. editing them can cause entire portions of text to be moved to another place in the article, plus the loss of all styling. Please address this quickly. If you can't fix it - then at least give us an [ UNDO ] function so that we can back out gracefully. Thanks in advance.13/07/2016 #7 AnonymousThank you @John Vaughan for your relevant points. As a beBee who is using only my smartphone, I am very impressed by beBee's Team reactivity and all efforts done, in term of direct interactive adjustments. They did in less than three months, a lot of intuitive and technical corrections very astute and practicle, when others need years just understand the users concern.13/07/2016 #2 AnonymousYes, the design of the app (I haven't been on website too much) is a tad confusing. The first time I tried to publish something, the app said I needed a picture. I didn't have a picture that related. I could have posted a picture of my dog, but my dog had nothing to do with the Buzz. I wish the app had a way to invite people, especially off another site. The app itself is not stable. I've either been knocked off or it freezes at times. I've added people here to my network,, but would like to add from other networks that would benefit here.
Oh well, I've been enjoying my time here. It's not stuffy like LI. I'm sure things will improve...I hope.
- Producer11/07/2016How and Why You Need Your Own beBee Newsfeeds!If you could have your very own RSS Newsfeeds for all your beBee postings and shares, would you jump at the chance? In this article I show-and-tell how I've created my own beBee activity feeds and discuss what I've already done with them. I then...
- Producer09/07/2016There's a difference ...LinkedIn recently made much hoo-hah about how "LinkedIn Listens: A Better Way to Prompt for Member Feedback"LinkedIn Engineering The customer response to this claim wassubstantialvigorousnot all that positiveHere's mine(excerpted from the...
Comments09/07/2016 #7 John Vaughanmore relevant context from @Phil Friedman ... https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/customer-relations-management-versus-customer-service
- Producer07/07/2016Pollination - It's why we Blog ... ReduxThis article is being moved to my WordPress site. Please visit me there for more insights.thanks, John Vaughan This continues the thread re "how we share" information on beBee. That's not just a "Producer" issue (Initiate a discussion). We also...
Comments09/07/2016 #14 John Vaughan#13 Bless you, @Chas Wyatt - You're one of the good ones for sharing. But also very much in the minority. Actually, this article has a significant number of shares ... so maybe that indicates something. In a related vein: I also wish that my short public "buzzes" could be part of the mix.07/07/2016 #1 John VaughanHey, @Federico Álvarez San Martín. This article also exhibits some ugly artifacts in the lines "BeBee is different because it is an affinity based site." and "It helps you focus your message". These lines do not display as style text when published, even though they look OK when I have the page in edit mode. See "WYSI.not.WYG" in https://www.bebee.com/producer/@john-vaughan/editorial-tools-get-it-in-writing. The artifact appears to be triggered by overlapping styling and or cut&paste during the editorial process. Thanks
- Producer06/07/2016Editorial Tools : Get it in WritingHere are a few standard Editorial Tools that are missing - or don't work - on beBeePlease take a look, Federico Álvarez San MartínDon't get me wrong: I like beBee and want to publish here. That's why I want the editorial suite of tools to work....
- Producer06/07/2016UI on the fly... Pollination - It's why we BlogThis article is being moved to my WordPress site. Please visit me there for more insights.thanks, John Vaughan If it's good, it'll probably be repeated. If it's repeated, it's shared. fundamental axion Insightful Criticism is part of "Making beBee...
Comments06/07/2016 #14 John Vaughan@Jim Murray As per the presentational issues: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@john-vaughan/editorial-tools-get-it-in-writing View more@Jim Murray As per the presentational issues: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@john-vaughan/editorial-tools-get-it-in-writing
Case in point: There's style artifacting in this post, as well. Not evident in my interface until I published it. Close06/07/2016 #11 John Vaughan@Dean Owen, @Gerald Hecht, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Jim Murray
"Over-posting" - or (let's call it what it is) "spamming the world" - is a potential problem and I'm well aware of it. I didn't include it as part of my original article because I wanted to focus on the proactive justification. The argument is pretty much the trade-off between 'on the one hand / on the other' ... and that could be an entire book. In any case, it's a discussion worth having. And I hope we will.
The suggested solution to the '3 is not enough' situation seems to be: "use a hack". In the UX arena, telling a customer to use-a-hack indicates that you may want to re-visit the design of your interface and your functionality. Just sayin'...06/07/2016 #7 John Vaughan@Jim Murray > I'm painfully aware of beBee's editorial weaknesses, which have resulted, I believe, in the presentational artifacting (ugliness) that you describe. I've already spent far too much time *hacking the glitches* in beBee's editorial UI. All I can say is that the presentation appears clean on my end now. Problem is - as it always is in these situations - I don't see what you see. In the meantime, I'll suggest that you [Refresh] your browser - and also try [F5] and [Shift]+[F5]. Please update me if this works for you. @Federico Álvarez San Martín> Can you take a look?06/07/2016 #6 Jim MurrayHmmm. BeBee is different because it is an affinity based site. This means you can direct your post into 3 areas where you feel you will be talking to the kind of people you want to talk to. I think this a good idea, not just for beBee, but also for anybody writing here. In a way, it helps you focus your message. I also agree with @Dean Owen, that your post will get forwarded by people in the hives you post it to if they feel it has merit...thus encouraging you to write great stuff. Admittedly, I have wanted to post to more than 3 hives from time to time. But what I do then is send is forward it to another hive from my home page. BTW, the typography and line spacing in this post is all over the place. The way your pssts look affect both readability and perception. I learned that the hard way. Just a little free advice. Cheers, Jim06/07/2016 #5 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#2 No errors that I see, @Dean Owen. I always share to 3 hives. If I want to share to a fourth, I just ask someone to do it in the comments. Hmmm, a comment listing suggested hives to share to might not be a bad idea.
I fully agree with the dangers of over-sharing too06/07/2016 #4 Gerald Hecht@John Vaughan you do know that you don't have you up all 3 of the wishes the genie has granted you ALL AT ONCE -before changing the UI, (if the Mexican Waves get any stronger, people are going to become exhausted with the "circular firing squad of kindness effects that keep them from actually reading and doing stuff) CHANGE yourself (myself, our selves). You get three wishes. Choose what, and, when wisely. Quality Material will be shared by others in their hives. Nonsense won't hang out as long. It's not that hard to wait a week --3 weeks even, before sharing with a second hive (which will have grown and/or evolved by then), or may not have even existed when you first posted something...something to consider before defaulting to: "I want more!"06/07/2016 #2 Dean OwenSome good ideas @John Vaughan, but I feel beBee is different because a new article appears on EVERYONE's home feed, at the top, as soon as it is published. The only reason it wouldn't is if a user has used the "Mute User", or happened to "Silence Hive" the exact Hive that the article had been posted to. Already that is a huge advantage to LinkedIn/Facebook. Your article is distributed to everyone, not just your followers. As such, they do need preventative methods to restrict an author sharing the same article multiple times. I think 3 Hives is perfect, and when I publish, I usually publish to 2 Hives, saving the potential to share in a further Hive if perhaps the article lifespan is so short that it is likely some people who consistently read my articles may have missed it. Another "Hack" is that you can share your article to your followers multiple times. The risk is that if you do share too much, they might Unfollow you, which is a good self regulating method of ensuring less spamming. I do hope that people do not use this hack too often, as abuse may prompt a limit to be implemented. @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian can correct me if I have made any faulty observations.
- Producer04/07/2016beBee's Missing Metaphor Here's what beBee describes as ...The BrandOn beBee ,1. We are bees.2. The affinity groups are hives.3. Shared content are buzzes.4. Writers are producers ( long content is honey).5. Stings are my bookmarked content. ... coming soon ;) I can...
Comments05/07/2016 #18 John Vaughan"bees do share" = true @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian . In their immediate communication with each other they sing (buzz) and dance (form patterns) - usually in order to direct each other to attractive flowers, which has strategic implications for pollination (first step towards creating honey, plus supporting the growth and flowering of longer term infrastructure).05/07/2016 #16 John Vaughan#10 Clarification, @Javier beBee: I did not intend to propose that "Pollinate" should replace "Share" as labeling throughout the UI (though it's a thought). As noted in the title of this article, "pollinate" is currently the "missing metaphor". I believe that it's an important one - and should be made part of how we describe things.
That said, [ Share ] is a commonly-accepted and understood call-to-action. I DO propose that beBee re-visit the metaphors that describe what we can do in an affinity-based network which uses "bees" as a theme.
Aside from that, I suggest that the Comments section is not the place to litigate the issue, and "crowdsourcing design" isn't necessarily a great idea - especially if it's based on selective invitations. "Change is Difficult" enough, as it is ... https://www.bebee.com/producer/@john-vaughan/change
By the same token, "Collaboration" is a valuable attribute of an affinity-based network - and is the sort of thing that Bees do rather well. It's worth consciously designing into the system. Let's do it right.04/07/2016 #7 John Vaughan#6 Hope you'll reconsider, @Javier beBee. It's never too late to get it right - and beBee still has quite a ways to go. BTW: The discontinuity and confusion between 'short' and 'long' posts exactly mirrors similar problems at LinkedIn. I don't know that I'd necessarily describe "good usability" as gamification, much less that you can gamificate too much.
- 03/07/2016Just sayin'John Vaughan's answer to What are the best examples of ux/ui for user feedback, comments, ratings? - Quorawww.quora.com
- Producer01/07/2016Social media : Why are we here?When looking at the User eXperience of anything, Context is paramount. Here are my assumptions about "why we are here" (tasks & goals). This list is not exhaustive, ... but I think it's a decent point of reference for any ongoing Discussions...