Crypto-Governance, Technology and Design Ethics, Humanist Design and Who we truly are

Digest from Quadrant M — #10 Signals

Marko Prljic
Mar 24 · 3 min read

This is a weekly digest of all things I discovered around the web, articles I read and stuff I’ve been shared by others. Reduce your FOMO, grab a cup of coffee or tee and stay informed in your quadrant.

Crypto signals

Ethereum UX Tools: The Ultimate Guide — Hacker Noon Building with blockchains is hard — from deciding which platform to build on top of to learning the intricacies of each smart contracting protocol… There is a lot of ground to cover for new developers.

The Age of Crypto-Governance Is Upon Us The age of crypto-governance is upon us. This movement will be one of the most fascinating innovations to emerge from blockchain tech. The revolution has already started with a handful of DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) experiments, but we are just at beginning of a wave of innovation in governance mechanisms on crypto-networks.

Society and Humanity Signals

The Humanist Cyberpunk Is Lit, Fueled By Big Tech’s Tragedy Using voice search optimization, personal data records, and biometric scanning, today’s computer systems can gather enough information from our commands to our cars and conversations with our personal AI assistant not only to know how we feel, but what advice, products, and services might make us feel better.

The Need for a New Design Ethics

Never before in history have such a small number of designers had such a large influence on two billion people’s thoughts and choices. We check our phones more than 150 times per day. Knowledge workers spend a third of their day in email. Teenagers send 4,000 texts/month, or every six minutes awake. The more we live by our screens and spend time there, the more we live by their design choices.

Ethical OS If the technology you’re building right now will some day be used in unexpected ways, how can you hope to be prepared? What new categories of risk should you pay special attention to now? And which design, team or business model choices can actively safeguard users, communities, society, and your company from future risk?

An Introduction to Complexity Theory The word “complex” implies diversity, through a great number, and wide variety of interdependent, yet autonomous parts. “Adaptive” refers to the system’s ability to alter, change, and learn from past experiences. The “system” portion refers to a set of connected, interdependent parts; a network.

How we learn, who we truly are! With increased (self)-insecurity of people, it seems legitimate why the economic world is discussing and arguing more intensely than ever before the realm of Purpose and the assumed benefits when action at organizational level is taken. And even though the term is becoming too stressed — or even detested — the promise remains too appealing to turn a blind eye on: with Purpose your organization has a ‘True North’, a compass by which to navigate with through unknown futures successfully, plus your leadership acquires more meaning and purpose to its own power again.

Random Signlas

Design Patterns, Antipatterns, Refactoring and UML

A lot of stories about good software architecture and how to create it with design patterns, guide through anti-patterns, common pitfalls and mistakes that people make when they plan, create, and manage software projects. Smell a bad code and improve it with refactoring.

Constructive developmental framework The constructive developmental framework (CDF) is a theoretical framework for epistemological and psychological assessment of adults. The framework is based on empirical developmental research showing that an individual’s perception of reality is an actively constructed “world of their own”, unique to them and which they continue to develop over their lifespan.

Humane by Design Humane by Design is a resource that provides guidance for designing ethically humane digital products through patterns focused on user well-being.

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