We’re early days in the world of blockchain, but the speculation that it will disrupt long-standing products and services is rampant. Several hurdles including scalability, usability, and functionality must be overcome for the technology to be adopted by the masses. As blockchain makes its way into the mainstream, it will be up to designers to temper its technical complexity with usability.
Human-centered design—a process of using in-depth understandings of human beings to create effective solutions to intractable problems — is an essential tool in designing usable products that will enable blockchain’s promise of democratizing information ownership and ensuring security and authenticity.
Join Chainhaus and Onward Labs, an open, energetic, hyper-curious venture studio that is building human-centered solutions to empower the masses, for some in-depth discussions about the ongoing challenges and insights designers face as they pioneer novel products that are shaping and shifting the paradigms of our future.
- Josh Thompson, Venture Partner, Human Ventures
- Hadassah Damien, Design Thinking Facilitator & Strategist, ConsenSys
- Guy LePage, Founder, Universe Labs (previously: Design Partner, Blockstack)
- Kandis O’Brien, Cofounder, The SIX
- Solomon Lederer, Cofounder, Blockmatics
- And more…
6:00 pm Doors open, Food + Drinks (120 ateendees admitted on a first-come basis, unless paid or donated)
6:30pm Opening Remarks, Jamiel Sheikh
6:35-7:20pm Design Workshop, led by Hadassah and Kandis
7:20pm-8:15pm Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion
8:15-8:20pm Closing Remarks, Colleen Wong
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