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[liberationtech] Ideas for MSc research into HCI, security tools, and privacy.

Michael Rogers michael at briarproject.org
Sat Sep 22 09:10:40 PDT 2012


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On 22/09/12 16:56, Bernard Tyers - ei8fdb wrote:
> I have the feeling (backed up by observation) there is a similar
> approach by some people open source software, where the argument of
>  "the developer is good so s/he wouldn't do anything bad".

Absolutely - and it might be interesting to unpack the notion
"wouldn't do anything bad" into "wouldn't do anything malicious" and
"wouldn't make any mistakes". Do we tend to conflate one with the other?

>> Knowing more about how people reason about these issues would
>> help developers to design tools that actually have the properties
>> people think they have.
> 
> Do you have any information or resources on this?

I wish I did, but I'm really a beginner at thinking about usability.
I'd love to hear about any resources you find.

Cheers,
Michael
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