Building User Experience "On-ramps" to the Decentralized Web

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.

Cecilia Maundu
Broadcast Journalist, 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 of Arts and later proceeded to do master of Arts in communication at the same university. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in communication Studies at Moi University in Kenya. 

Ms Maundu is an independent digital security consultant and runs an independent digital security firm. She trains people, in particular women, journalists’ human rights defenders and members of the LGBT community how to stay safe online where they are the most vulnerable. Cecilia is on the quest to make sure that even the most vulnerable feel safe online. She is also a User experience expert (UX), and leads trainings on collecting feedback and evaluates how effective online security tools are. All this in creating a holistic approach to digital security. Cecilia is addicted to everything on digital security!

 

 

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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​. ​

Nighat has been an affiliate for Internet and Society at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University from 2016 to 201​8​, USA. Prior to this, she completed a certification in Internet Governance from the Diplo Foundation in 2011. She was TIME Magazine’s next generation leader in 2015, and received the Tulip Award​ from Dutch Govt​ as well as the Atlantic Council Freedom Award in 2016. She was a TED Fellow in 2017, and is on the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Young Global Leaders 2018 list.​ Nighat has also established regions first cyber harassment helpline in Pakistan in 2016.​

 

 

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