Hi folks! happy new year!
I am design strategist and Assistant Professor at Los Andes university in Colombia and I am doing my research in the role of service design in the blockchain space. My focus is on How can we leverage the potential of design to build decentralized services for Web3 taking into account the system design layer (game theory, mechanism design, incentives...) and business design layer (value proposition monetization).
I am writing here because I am totally open to collaborate with similar projects (independent, commercial or academic) within my research. I would love to hear from other projects or companies working in similar directions. Currently I am in an exploratory phase to identify the best practices of design in blockchain (not only UX/UI).
In this regard, I would like to thank for the contribution in previous posts, really appreciated.
I will share my research findings and design tools (card decks, worksheets...) alongside my process to receive your valuable feedback and comments.
On the other hand, I have checked ethereum foundation grants and I would like to know your opinion:
- Do you think they are looking for design projects or it is mainly directed to developers? In the usability category we might fit but I am not totally sure. If you have any experience with it, It would be great to know more about it.
- Do you know if any designer or design team has received a Ethereum grant?
- Is there any other foundation supporting design projects in the blockchain ecosystem?
Thanks in advance, it is great to be here and learn from the community