“Destuckification”: Use of Social Media for Enhancing Design Practices

  • Yun Yi TanEmail author
  • Allan H. K. Yuen
Conference paper


This study sets out to explore the potential of social media in facilitating designers to progress and enhance their professional development. This study starts with a review on the use of social media and current practices of designers. We then attempted to link the intersections between the design practices and how it may be enhanced with the help of social media technology. The aim of the study is twofold. First, we conducted case studies to explore the functionalities that may accommodate the strategies and design practices in two existing social media platforms that are developed specifically for the design community. Then we attempted to compare and evaluate the functionalities that could motivate the designers to progress.


Social media Design practices Professional development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Information and Technology Studies, Faculty of EducationThe University of Hong KongHong KongChina
  2. 2.The University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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