DesignDAO - Concept of a Decentralized Autonomous Organization for managing Human-Centered Design

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Conference Proceedings
Authors: Leonhard Glomann

Abstract: The DesignDAO is a concept of planning, conducting and auditing Human-Centered Design (HCD) through a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO). Human-Centered Design is commonly executed by multidisciplinary teams of skilled experts in the fields of psychology, design and IT amongst others. The activities of HCD – process planning, context analysis, requirements engineering, prototyping and evaluation – result in several defined work packages for each project. Each work package requires a certain mix of skills, found in different individuals. A DAO distributes decision-making, management, and entity ownership amongst the organization’s community. The concept of the DesignDAO describes how HCD work packages can get organized, managed and controlled in a decentralized, autonomous fashion.

Keywords: Design Thinking, Web3, Blockchain, DAO, Metaverse, Smart Contracts, Human, Centered Design

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1003932

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