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