We’ve had enough of digital monopolies and surveillance capitalism. We want an alternative world that works for everyone, just like the original intention of the web and net.

We seek a world of open platforms and protocols with real choices of applications and services for people. We care about privacy, transparency and autonomy. Our tools and organisations should fundamentally be accountable and resilient.


Richard D. Bartlett [LibreList] Re: [redecentralize] Spring of User Experience 2014-02-28 09:34:23 (6 years 5 mons 8 days 06:16:00 ago)
HI Francis, you might want to interview some of the folks I work with at Loomio - an open-source platform for decentralised decision-making. We've got a focus on UX, which we treat as part of the work of all developers, not the domain of some specialist. 

I can imagine a great article exploring the tension between design and democracy, exploring how open-source projects can adapt the 'visionary designer' model (e.g. Apple) to decentralised projects.

Feel free to contact me off-list if you're interested :)

Warm regards from Aotearoa New Zealand,

On 28 February 2014 09:20, Francis Irving <francis@flourish.org> wrote:

Hi all!

Having interviewed many geeks, I now think the limiting factor in mass adoption is involvement of more design and user experience people in decentralization projects.

As I describe in the Gigaom article today, I also think designers are quite interested in this (post Snowden), and likely there are some who need good projects to help/start but don't know about this movement.

We are going to try and interview more people with that kind of background, who have done at least something tangible in this area.

Ideas I have:
Telegram - who does design stuff there?
Brennan from Mailpile - would it be good or weird for us to have a second interview of the same project, but on a different aspect?

Any other suggestions?


PS Unhosted interview to come out soon!


Richard Bartlett
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