OpenID Advocate Identifies Four Areas to Focus
Last week over 40 open thinkers met at Yahoo for the OpenID/OAuth User Experience Summit. Representatives from major web companies and innovative players spent a day discussing how to improve what they all hope will be a single sign-on owned by everybody.
Chris Messina, an OpenID advocate, attended the summit and came away with four areas he thinks OpenID needs to focus:
- “Make it easier!”
- Branding and marketing, so OpenID is recognized
- Consistency of user experience
- Leadership from OpenID Foundation
The over-arching goal, it seems, is to get OpenID ready for the masses. We’ve seen positive signs from the Yahoo usability study, but also learned that there’s a lot of user education needed to make it fit their mental model. Messina’s checklist is a good place to start.
[Photo by Chris Messina]