Bringing together concepts from mechanism design and game theory with the classic mechanism design example of sharing a piece of cake between Alice and Bob.
We relate easier to stories, told through different human perspectives. The birth of Alice and Bob showed us that it was easier to understand cryptography through our favourite characters and communicate complex concepts.
If you're familiar with mechanism design, learn how to apply concepts from UX like personas, journeys and usability testing. And if you're familiar with UX, gain insight into what game theory, protocols and tokens mean in the context of users.
We'll be using a structured technique that we've run with several groups of designers in Australia to explore and experiment with their protocol design. We use the cake sharing exercise as a warm-up technique, which helps bring these concepts out of the land of the abstract where you act out the roles of real people and share real cake.
Moving on, we'll explore insights around complexity in actor interactions, and share the worksheets we've created so you can more easily conduct low fidelity experimentation with incentives, penalties, and design options across different industries and ideas.