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DUX - Development & UX


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Development & UX

Since 26-Jun-2023

Enabling the best-in-class decentralized decision making for the Maker Protocol by providing a meaningful user experience for all governance participants.

What we do

Our vision is to provide the best governance user experience following key governing principles such as accessibility, neutrality, and transparency. We want to do so by:
  • Facilitating an optimal decision-making process, allowing routine decisions to be executed in a fast and frictionless manner, while complex or controversial decisions are thoughtfully deliberated.
    • Providing easy access to information for governance users by helping them find what they need, when they need it by creating informative data analytics, uncovering insights, and highlighting the impact of voter’s decisions.
    • Surfacing the available options by facilitating discussion and collaboration.
    • Creating a frictionless user experience with simple, fast, available, and intuitive user interfaces.
  • Ensuring security not just for the user and their assets, but most importantly, security for the protocol, avoiding governance manipulation and attacks.
    • Ensuring availability of the governance UIs and the required blockchain data.
    • Real-time monitoring of the health and safety of the system.
    • Encouraging safe behavior through the user experience.
    • Encouraging participation to secure the majority of MKR tokens.
  • Bringing governance within the industry forward by nurturing a community of Maker enthusiasts and inspiring the broader DeFi space.
DUX is a product design & development team that builds and maintains products and tools for the Maker ecosystem, with a focus on governance. Users and builders alike use our tools, such as the Governance Portal, to participate in the governance process of Maker.
As an agile product team, our process is based on design thinking and agile methodologies. Through a continuous iterative looping process, putting the community at the heart of what we do, we will work through five stages:
  • Discover
  • Define
  • Design & Develop
  • Deliver
  • Analyse & Reflect
This process allows us to diverge when uncovering problems to solve and discovering new opportunities, and to converge when implementing a possible solution.

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Since 26-06-2023



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