I came across this very relevant report by the folks at simply secure, which surveys the challenges of doing decentralised design + some recommendations based on qualitative research with practitioners.
Would love to hear if the approach and findings resonate with all the geeki decentralization affinados on this platform! See below for summary of/ link to the research:
"A growing number of technologists are challenging the consolidation of power over digital information systems by creating decentralized protocols and applications. Where government and corporate control are causing harm, decentralized technologies can bring about autonomy, resilience, and equity. However, there is a significant gap between decentralized protocols and the applications that users want to adopt, and until now there hasn’t been a systematic survey of the needs and challenges for the people and projects involved.
Through a series of interviews and focus groups with technology designers and builders, we have identified 7 areas where projects can improve their own practice; where targeted research is necessary; and where funders need to step in to enable collaborative innovations."