Enable participants to understand the mechanics of transparency by analysing example privacy notices.
Privacy notices in digital apps and services vary greatly. However, they're not always as clear about their intentions as they could be.
When it comes to building a user's trust, and allowing them to have control over their personal data, it's important that privacy notices are transparent about what they're asking of you: by presenting information clearly, and in an engaging and user-friendly way, so that you understand the value exchange between your personal data and the service provided.
This is achieved through a combination of clear language, a clear hierarchy of information, intuitive interaction design, and engaging visual layout.
This exercise aims to give participants a deeper understanding of what transparency is, and identify what good transparency looks like, by inviting them to analyse a range of examples and rank them on a scale.
Ask each pair to explain the major contributing factors behind their decision with regard to their level of transparency. Prompt them with relevant questions:
Once they have considered all these points and articulated their thoughts, instruct them to place their example on the scale.
Ask participants to write on a Post-it note their major contributing factors to provide the reason why they placed their example where they did, and get them to stick the Post-it note on the example.
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Preparation 30 mins
Delivery 15 mins
Preparation 15 mins
Delivery 15 mins