[Freedombox-discuss] Initial User Experience (was: Tor .onion domains)
dr at jones.dk
Tue May 10 05:59:54 UTC 2011
On 11-05-09 at 10:46pm, Marc Trius wrote:
> [...] any choices the user makes that impact privacy *directly*, such
> as the level of sharing of the box's nickname, should either be hidden
> or, if that cannot be done, presented in such a context that would
> make clear *both* the need for making the choice and its impact on the
> user's privacy. To do otherwise would be confusing and is likely to
> cause bad choices. For example, a user confronted with the choice
> above might pick the highest level of sharing simply out of vanity,
> and if there is a wall of text explaining the risks their eyes will
> probably water in the same way as when anyone but a lawyer sees an
> The user would name their Box, and then the Box would start asking
> them questions and responding to their answers. I just don't know
> enough about the technical issues to mock up an example dialog right
> now, but it should have several characteristics:
> 1) It should teach the user about the issues of privacy and freedom in
> the context of computers and networking.
> 2) It should introduce the user to what the FB can do.
> 3) It should present information about the choices that are available
> to the user.
> 4) It should tell the user about the implications of the choices they
> 5) It should allow the user to change their mind after learning more
> about their choice.
> 6) It should allow the user to ask for more details or clarification.
> 7) It should teach the user a little about how the FB works
> 8) It should teach the user some computer literacy, according to how
> much they want to learn.
> 9) It should be accessible even after installation, so that it can
> help the user maintain or modify the system after it has already
> been set up.
> I understand that the role of the FB is to provide end-users like me
> with secure networking, and that stuff like characteristic No.7 above
> is very tangential to this role. However, I feel that the *reason* why
> this community is creating the FB is to empower people, and I believe
> that the FB can be invaluable as a sort of "gateway drug" to more
> aspects of empowerment. I think that the extra work involved in
> creating such a sophisticated set-up procedure would be well worth it
> in the end.
> I hope that my thoughts were helpful,
Very inspiring indeed. Thanks a lot!
* Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
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