by 0xd7ea7ce3b197e31415aa18d19f8b61b1d4887bc0 (Po)
Should the following $2,100 grant in the Documentation category be approved?
The Decentraland DAO is one of the most interesting, and inadvertently complex platforms in the virtual world industry. The complexity of the DAO often makes it difficult for new users to get a strong grasp of how the DAO is structured, and where Decentraland gets its different kinds of leadership.
Currently, our documentation is fully centered on text-based documentation, with only a few resources being available to users who are visual and kinesthetic learners. I want to change this.
I have a plan to contribute to Decentraland’s documentation by developing visual, yet detailed posters for the DAO, which can provide a new medium for individuals to better understand the platform.
2,100 USD in DAI
Decentraland’s decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) plays a vital role in governing and defining the rules of the virtual world. However, the current documentation system primarily supports text-based learning, leaving visual and kinesthetic learners at a disadvantage when attempting to learn more about the space.
My proposal aims to bridge this gap by developing visual and detailed posters that illustrate the complexities of the Decentraland DAO in an engaging and visual manner.
Why This Project Should Receive Funding:
Enhancing Accessibility: Visual documentation will make the Decentraland DAO more accessible to a wider audience, including those who prefer visual learning as opposed to detailed, text-based learning. This increased accessibility may lead to greater community engagement and participation in the long term.
Improving Understanding: By transforming complex text into clear visual representations, the posters can foster a better understanding of how the Decentraland DAO functions, and may inadvertently lead to better decision-making from the DAO in the long-term. This may lead to the empowerment of users, who can be comfortable interacting with the platform with greater confidence.
Supporting Educational Initiatives: These visual aids could become essential educational tools for newcomers, developers, and educators alike, supporting a variety of learning preferences and needs.
Brand-Themed Content: This visual content is also useful material for our social media channels to explain and promote our current structures, which will be useful content for several different platforms.
Problems That This Project Will Solve
Complexity Barrier: The inadvertent complexity of Decentraland’s DAO can be intimidating to new users. Visual aids can actively break down these barriers and make DCL-focused information far more digestible to the average DCL user.
Lack of Diverse Learning Resources: Currently, DCL’s documentation is tailored mainly for those who learn best through reading. By incorporating visual learning, this project will satisfy the needs of diverse learning styles.
Benefits to the Decentraland Platform
Increased Community Engagement: More comprehensible and appealing resources may attract more users to engage with the platform, growing the Decentraland community.
Strengthened Governance: By improving understanding and accessibility, more community members may feel empowered to participate in governance, thereby enriching the democratic process within the Decentraland ecosystem.
Boosting Educational Outreach: These visual resources can be leveraged for workshops, tutorials, and other educational initiatives set up by both the DAO and the Foundation; strengthening Decentraland’s position as a leader in virtual world technology.
This project is not just about adding new content; it is about making Decentraland more inclusive, accessible, and understandable. By funding this project, we can take a significant step towards building Decentraland-focused documentation that resonates with all types of learners, reinforcing its place as a pioneering platform in the virtual world industry.
I foresee this process taking a maximum of three months, which includes the ideation phase, designing phase, and ultimately, the delivery phase of the project (with room for organized, constructive feedback).
The first month of the project will be very ideation heavy, where I will commit to collecting as much information and feedback as possible from the community, including feedback related to the chosen brand style, coloring and organization of information/deliverables.
One key part of my work will be related to summarising and prioritizing different parts of our docs portal, specifically organizing documentation related to the DAO Overview, the DAO Grants Information, and the DAO User Guide. Once this information has been summarised and prioritized, I will then shift my focus on identifying key illustrations I can work on that will aid in better visualizing Decentraland’s systems and the high-level organization of the DAO. These illustrations will be an important addition to the posters; providing the community with illustrations of our systems.
The second month of the project will focus on design work, which will feed into half of the third month of the project. I will aim to prioritize communicating back to the community at all times, to ensure I can improve on feedback.
By the end of the third month, we should have these static posters & illustrations done, with the aim of having content we can further build on in the future.