undevy (@undevy) • Hey
Grandma-friendly UX in Web3 & DeFi 👵
- Community was always the best and the worst thing regardless of what industry I worked in
- I liked the sports community until I hated it
- I liked the crypto community until I hated it
- And I don't even start with the AI community because there's a backlash from the beginning!
- I've been actively exploring Midjourney lately.
Right now I'm in a phase of "There are so many resources that it's difficult to figure out where to begin". Regardless of which source you turn to, you will find outdated info or something that doesn't work as it should.
One problem is that the v4 algorithm is too recent, and people didn't have time to update resources. The other problem is that some aspects of Midjourney have no real reason to exist, and even developers are unaware of all its features.
So overall, I found exploring Midjourney right now quite similar to the spirit of exploring DeFi in 2020. From an art and curiosity standpoint, of course, minus the money aspect.
- Life after 30s feels like playing an MMORPG after 1000 hours:
– To progress, you need to grind. Even with grinding, it remains slow
– You realize you chose the wrong character class at the beginning
– This gameplay started to suck completely
– The more potions you use, the better
– There was no way you could change the backstory for yourself
– Pay-to-win mechanics could help, but you have no extra money
– Additionally, you entertain those with extra cash to spare
- Game design and product design are two sides of the same coin. They both involve:
– creating engaging and immersive experiences for users/players
– understanding player/user behavior and motivations
– using this knowledge to create effective game/product design solutions
– iterative processes of experimentation, testing, and refinement
– the use of storytelling and narrative to create a compelling player/user experience
– creating compelling and intuitive UIs
- What would be some general steps for doing a UX audit of the app:
1. Define the scope of the audit: Identify the specific aspects of the crypto interface that you want to evaluate, such as user flows, UI elements, and functionality.
2. Gather user data: Collect data on how users interact with the crypto interface, such as through usability testing, surveys, and analytics.
3. Analyze the data: Review the user data and identify any issues or pain points that users experience when using the crypto interface.
4. Identify areas for improvement: Based on the analysis of the user data, identify areas of the crypto interface that can be improved to enhance the user experience.
5. Create recommendations: Based on the identified areas for improvement, create recommendations for how to address the issues and improve the user experience.
It is typically a report that summarizes the results of a UX audit, including any issues or pain points identified.
- The best favorite trend report is from Accenture. They published their "Live Trends 2023", and I was astonished by their accuracy.
Collins Dictionary announced its word of the year for 2022 as “permacrisis,” defined as an extended period of instability and insecurity. People have no time to take a breath. The current world seems to be lurching from one crisis to another.
People can't trust the news anymore. Constant paranoia about whether people’s decisions are truly theirs or a result of manipulation is on the rise and is driving an exodus to more modern platforms.
People switch between four modes of existence: fight, flight, focus, and freeze. There would be more protests around the world (fight), and more migration (flight), and some people would try to control what they have left (focus) while others would give up on life (freeze) and wait.
"Resignation" more often relates to quitting something, but a lot of the time it can also mean enduring, or simply not fighting anymore. In that way, quiet quitting is not simply about leaving a job, but more about an emotional power-down to economy mode.
While the challenges facing the world may seem overwhelming, there are always opportunities for us to make a difference. Shifts in control ultimately lead to shifts in power, and these seemingly small shifts in control will alter power dynamics on a systemic level.
- They say that the true bottom of the crypto bear market is when OGs start to lose faith in the industry. I see some signs of it here and there.
Moreover, I was also affected by this trend. For me it was a combination of two factors:
1. Personal circumstances that have changed in a way that makes it no longer practical or desirable for me to be involved in the crypto space.
2. Due to negative news or events I became disenchanted with the industry. Fucking clowns are still running it.
Let's make a wish that we already saw the worst of it.
- I also do some UX consulting on various DeFi and GameFi projects. What's good is that founders started to realize that current Web3 interfaces are terrible, and unfortunately, there are not so many people who specialize specifically on the user experience side.
We want to onboard billions of people in the future, yet we are doing so few things to give them an easy way to use current tools.
Here are a few examples of what I do:
Web3 UX Checklist https://mirror.xyz/undevy.eth/YOn0GzSp_B-vgW7iQ0nvB1bsS92Cu-xlPMOIxgIw-mA
UX in Web3 https://cyberacademy.dev/blog/59-ux-in-web3 (Article + Video [Russian])
Apart from being a speaker at Cyber Academy, I also participate in GuideDAO, and in a few days, there will be a podcast with my expertise.
- GM frens 👋
I'm Kier, a UX designer at Key App, a non-custodial Solana wallet with the feature of free transactions. We also have one of the most enjoyable onboarding experiences on web3 (you can try it yourself).
Apart from that, I like writing about UX on Web3 in general and also sharing my thoughts about the crypto space. Additionally, I love music and games (but not GameFi, which is still a piece of garbage in its current state).
It's a pleasure to be here on @lenster.lens @lensprotocol