Early Adopters

Key findings

Interface and Interaction

  • Notifications should not be overwhelming when letting the user know what is going on

  • Managing files and structure is essential to the user

  • Syncing via cloud services and sending messages notifications are very important

Data and security

  • Single Sign-On is a good thing but how to manage it and be secure is not a simple thing

  • Desktop torrent use in the past was widespread, but in general, P2P is not used anymore

  • File security and backup is paramount, but it is less important who has the final file

  • Cloud services like Google products are easy to use but not trusted

  • Identity management is difficult even for advanced users

  • Privacy and security is crucial but how to manage it is challenging, varied and often put off till later

Interviews

P1

Mobile app designer and power user

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P4

Technical writer for decentralisation and Open Source Software

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P5

Product lead on health data applications

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P6

Academic interested in and lecturing on media and blockchain

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P8

Visualisation, data and graphic designer working in offline-first contexts

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P9

Interaction designer working in blockchain and decentralised finance

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P10

Policy centred on social change and data

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P11

Technical architect and software developer

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P12

Financier in tech startups

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P13

Product and product marketing for crypto exchange

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