My foray into the world of “B-law-ckchain” as a digital product designer (UX/UI/IX Design)!
November 2018, I was scrolling through my Twitter newsfeed and given my sheer love for the blockchain space, I happened upon this post by one of the companies I was following called Kleros.
Now, despite the fact that I'm a digital product designer and despite not seeing a track for design, I still ambitiously decided to reach out to them anyway. I initially applied to the crypto-economics track given its close proximity to the design discipline, however, there wasn’t a fit for it. After a couple of conversations, they determined that they’d create a new track for me so that I can focus on digital product design (UX/UI Design/Research).
Why I chose this problem space of blockchain & law:
Why I chose to work with Kleros is because it was a great opportunity for me to learn and contribute more as a blockchain-focused product designer who’s passionate about social impact.
What’s incredible about all of this is that prior to encountering Kleros, I had no interest in law. Despite being told that I should become a lawyer when I was young (due to how much I loved to argue, I guess), I still had no interest in law growing up.
As I got older though, I realized one simple thing for myself as a designer — creating everlasting positive systemic change is the endgame for me and so, as long as I can achieve it through a scalable piece of technology and sustainable business solution, that’s all I care about.
Therefore, if it meant diving deep into a world that I never used to care about as much, then I would. I can now honestly say — legaltech and legal design are worlds that I’m incredibly fascinated with.