This is the third day of 7-in-7. Today, I have created a visual narrative for a part of my thesis.
This prototype follows from yesterday's experience (which showed the sources of online data collection). It shows the actions people can take to protect their privacy and use the internet in a better way. The idea is to create actionable insights for people to experience and learn from.
The scene is set up in Virtual Reality, in which the viewer finds themselves in a sea of people using their laptops and phones. As they get closer to any of them, they see the corresponding actions they are taking on their device to protect privacy. The background environment is brighter, creating a sense of enlightenment.
I started this project by creating an online persona. I called them Akshi Cherry, a GenZ in their 20s, who is thoughtful, unsure, identity conscious, unique, online, and social. As Akshi, I created social profiles and captured online activity. Every activity was done in a way that privacy is secured. For instance, as Akshi was creating their Facebook profile, they turned off all ad personalization and updated their privacy settings.
Overall, I mapped about 30 actions that people can take to secure their online privacy. These were divided into actions people can take on the web and personal devices. Then, I recorded these actions on my phone (iOS) and desktop (Windows) and used them inside the scene shown above. The entire list and some of those actionable clips are shared below.
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