Designing for privacy in an increasingly public world
Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
For many people, online privacy has never proven to be a particularly troubling issue for them. “I’ve got nothing to hide” is a pretty common reaction for many, accompanied by a shrug. But, as with many rights, sometimes we don’t understand the need for privacy until it affects us, personally.
As designers, though, we have a particular responsibility. Even if we’re not concerned with privacy issues, personally, we’re not designing for ourselves. We’re uniquely positioned to take the lead with this issue. But what are some best practices to ensure we’re designing with privacy in mind?
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Good design is subjective, contextual, and intentional →
Learning UX from urban planners.
The good, bad and ugly of a designer →
Embrace a “UX foxhog” approach to stay relevant.
Designing for people and for the planet →
Simplicity is a stereotype.
How Samsung misled consumers with fake moon photos →
What you see is not always what you get.
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Make me think
Being normal →
“Thirty-or-so years of being online evolved being online from a temporary act of relocation to a steady state. That’s the digital native’s theory of Being Online, that to be is to be online. The analog/digital divide is meaningless. Being is digital.”
Ambient co-presence →
“We currently have no visual, audible, tactile, spatial, or embodied awareness of one another. We also have no awareness of the other people reading this post, even if they're doing it at the exact same moment.”
To worry is to work →
“Worry increases the higher up the chain you go. You don’t need to worry as much if your work is highly managed, or low impact. On the other side, you worry a whole lot if your work has a bigger impact on the organization, or you don’t report to anyone directly.”
Little gems this week
Tools and resources
Naming design tokens →
The art of clarity and consistency.
A story of the new Itaú logotype →
To explore, find and polish.
7 ideas for VR →
The unseen potential of augmented reality.
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