The research project "Privacy Icons" led by ECDF Professor Max von Grafenstein invites you to participate in a research study on 13 and 15 May 2019 at the Berlin Open Lab.
The research project "Privacy Icons" develops interdisciplinary methods for the design of effective privacy icons. According to the legislator, privacy icons are intended to supplement or even replace lengthy and difficult to understand information texts (keyword: uselessness of the cookie banner). The particular challenge of privacy icons is to illustrate the complexity of data processing and the risks associated with it by means of intuitively understandable icons in such a way that users actually (i.e. verifiably) understand them.
The procedure: In order to ensure the effectiveness of the icons, users* are directly involved in the research process of the project. To this end, several explorative design workshops with interested users will be held at the Berlin Open Lab of the University of the Arts and in exchange with other research institutes in Europe. The users* can thus actively participate in the research themselves and help shape the results. The Berlin Open Lab is Berlin's first participative design research laboratory for the digital future and will be officially opened on 28 May. As the first workshops will already take place on 13 and 15 May, they will also be a "sneak preview" of the Berlin Open Lab for the participants.