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Thursday, August 2 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Panel/Workshop: Building User Experience "On-ramps" to the Decentralized Web

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Building a new Web for the entire globe?  What should that look and feel like this time around?

For the decentralized web to succeed it has to provide great user experiences and easy on-ramps that attract, or at least don’t discourage new users from every part of the globe. We cannot rely on new users having knowledge of the benefits of the underlying technology, but rather the features and experiences need to instantly appeal and empower a new generation of users.

This session will begin with a panel that includes UX/UI experts, technologists, and global activists discussing their views on the current state user interface design.  We'll map the future  and potential roadblocks of improving user experiences on the Decentralized Web. The panel will be followed by a brainstorming workshop where the audience can contribute their own ideas to the conversation.

Speakers
avatar for Nighat Dad

Nighat Dad

Founder, Digital Rights Foundation
Nighat Dad is the ​Founder and executive director of the Digital Rights Foundation (DRF), Pakistan, She has run the DRF since it was established in 2012, and has been a practicing lawyer since 2007, where she worked on civil​,​ criminal​ and now cyber​ litigation... Read More →
avatar for Matt Davis

Matt Davis

Director of Emerging Technology, Mediacurrent
Matt is a software engineer with a passion for exploring possibilities at the intersection of human rights and emerging technology. With a background in international human rights works as well as the Drupal and Angular open source communities, he is excited to be volunteering as... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Lee

Michelle Lee

Product Lead, Protocol Labs
Michelle Lee is a software maker, startup founder, and inventor of Google Forms. From 2012-2016, she sought to make government technology suck less — first at Code for America, as cofounder and CEO of government texting company Textizen, and at GovDelivery building messaging technology... Read More →
avatar for Cecilia Maundu

Cecilia Maundu

Broadcast Journalist & Digital Security Trainer, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
Cecilia Mwende Maundu is broadcast journalist working for the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, which is the state broadcaster in Kenya. Cecilia is also a filmmaker with her interest being documentary filmmaking. Ms Maundu is a graduate of the University of Nairobi where she did a Bachelor... Read More →
avatar for Amandine Le Pape

Amandine Le Pape

Founder, Matrix
Amandine is the co-founder of Matrix.org, a unique initiative aiming to democratise secure online communication and solve the problem of fragmentation in current Chat, VoIP and IoT technologies. Matrix hopes to create a new ecosystem that makes open real-time-communication as universal... Read More →
avatar for Tara Vancil

Tara Vancil

Co-Creater, Beaker Browser
Tara is the co-creator of the Beaker Browser, a browser for exploring and building the peer-to-peer Web. She co-founded Blue Link Labs, the team of decentralization enthusiasts behind the Beaker Browser and hashbase.io. She's dedicated to building the Web of tomorrow as a Web for... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
[F] Fair Use Salon 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

Attendees (50)