[messaging] Let's run a usability study (was Useability of public-key fingerprints)

Tom Ritter tom at ritter.vg
Sun Mar 23 10:21:53 PDT 2014

About a week late, but updated:

Some of the larger Open Questions:
 - Are we settled on unicorns? (This is more about how it's generated:
 - We have two participants speaking fingerprints aloud to each other.
Do we want them to do it over a cell phone to add difficulty, or just
omit that bit?
 - We're settled on not trying to do a head-fake?


On 13 March 2014 09:29, Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg at fifthhorseman.net> wrote:
> On 03/13/2014 02:18 AM, Tom Ritter wrote:
>> On 11 March 2014 00:41, Trevor Perrin <trevp at trevp.net> wrote:
>>> Fingerprint Types
>>>  - Visual and poetry fingerprints seem worth including.
>> Does anyone have a preference for type of visual fingerprint?  Some of
>> the implementations I know of are:
>>  - Identicons: http://haacked.com/archive/2007/01/22/Identicons_as_Visual_Fingerprints.aspx/
>>  - Monsters: http://www.splitbrain.org/projects/monsterid
>>  - Wavatars: http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1462
>>  - Unicorns (really)
>> http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/37328/my-godits-full-of-unicorns
>> I think I will go with identicons unless anyone really thinks unicorns
>> is better ;)
> i think for all of the above, we're going to have a difficult time
> designing credible similarity metrics that roughly match the metrics
> used by the "fuzzy fingerprinting" work.
> i do ♥ the unicorns though.
>         --dkg

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