Designing For Security


Resources

Principles and Background

Designing For More Than “It’s Secure”

Learn about contexts

Simply Secure’s persona template
User Personas for Privacy and Security (Gus Andrews)

Mental models

Mental Models: Aligning Design Strategy with Human Behavior (Indi Young, 2008)
Tradeoffs In Seamlessness

Credits

with Eileen Wagner, Casey Callendrello
Produced by Eileen Wagner, Ben Mergelsberg, Molly Wilson
Directed by Ben Mergelsberg
Camera assistent: Luciana Damiao
Art: Molly Wilson
Music: “Downtown” by bensound.com
Filmed at Stattlab and Wrangelfilm
Supported by Open Technology Fund
Special thanks to Scout Brody, Maya Wagoner, Brett Gaylor
Simply Secure CC-BY (Georgia Bullen, Ame Elliott, Eileen Wagner, Molly Wilson)

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Quick Tool Feedback

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