“A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over with a working simple system.” — wikipedia. WiderPoV: Gall’s Law is guidance for starting something new.…
Recap: User Experience in SSI (IIW UX) July 2021
I participated in the Internet Identity Workshop‘s first-time UX unconference. About 50 people attended. Folks wanted to work on everything from detailed decentralized identity interaction design, improving adoption, and overcoming expeience barriers. Before the workshop… The event’s prompt: What are the critical questions about UX and SSI you are hoping to discuss with peers at…
call for comment on NIST draft: Establishing Confidence in IoT Device Security: How do we get there?
Last week’s NIST cybersecurity white paper came across our desk and we’re reading up. Establishing Confidence in IoT Device Security: How do we get there? The abstract model from Figure 1 is useful for organizing work from the vantage of stakeholders. Aspects: functional, business, human, timing, data, boundaries, composition, lifecycles, and communication. Concerns: safety, privacy,…
IIW topics that excite us
We talked about this week’s Internet Identity Workshop (#32!) on one of our team calls. What sessions would make us jump out of our seat? Our short list. Rugged identity for IoT. Nearly all identity systems break with power outages, network interruptions, really long latency, really low bandwidth, and device tampering. HADI maturity models. How…
In 2021, digital twins will observe and analyze human interaction with things
Right now digital twins for business processes, automated systems, and facilities are ready to start incorporating observations of human interaction. We’ll turn to facilities twins for feng shui advice that improves in-room teamwork and body movement by adjusting the shape of spaces and the placement of things (and people) in those spaces. Some spaces may…
High Assurance Digital Identity (HADI)
First described by Wider’s Michael Shea in 2020, HADI is the ambitious target of a digital Identity of Everything that is trustworthy, resilient, extensible, and long lived. You might debate the design of HADI architectures, services, or governance. But HADI is a call to make digital identity composable, pervasive, powerful, and transformational.