Eileen is Program Manager at Simply Secure, a non-profit that brings human-centered design to teams working on security, privacy, transparency, and social justice. She advises various community projects on strategy, design, and communications, and has a keen interest in p2p networking.
p2p network protocols such as dat have an inherent trade-off between discoverability and privacy. That is, when you are using certain p2p tools, you can be at a higher risk of exposing your identity on the internet or in a physical space. This is not necessarily a problem for most people, but communicating these unusual properties can be a design challenge. This hands-on design workshop will explore different ways to communicate and visualise these unusual properties. We will be looking at in-browser and app-based use cases (Beaker Browser and mobile mesh) and co-create design prototypes (visuals, interface or language). These concrete design prototypes for our two use cases could then be turned into design patterns for other p2p tools.