IoT Privacy Infrastructure
The IoT Privacy Infrastructure is a research funded project that aims to establish a transparent data infrastructure ready for tomorrow's tech-reliant environments.
Skills: UI/UX (Web + App), Branding, and Motion Design
Timeframe: April 2019 - Present
Setting: Undergrad + Post-Doc Team

Intro

The IoT Privacy Infrastructure is a research funded project that aims to establish a transparent data infrastructure ready for tomorrow's tech-reliant environments.

Overview

‍Devices that collect data about us go beyond a digital interaction. More often than not, data is continuously gathered while we do everyday activities.

During my time so far on the IoT Privacy Infrastructure, I have worked with a multidisciplinary team of software engineers and data privacy/policy advocates to develop a cohesive experience from multiple user personas.

In the first week of the apps release, 17,000 people downloaded the app.

Press and Links:
Apple App Store
RFID Journal
VICE
CNET

System Architecture

Comprised of both a web based portal (to add IoT Devices) and a mobile application (to view IoT Devices), the system architecture illustrates stakeholders involved.

IoT Assistant

The IoT Assistant allows anyone intrigued to understand what data might be collected about them.

My contributions included: 

  • Icons specifically crafted to allow users to greater understand new data categories 
  • Creating a playful visual language that challenges the norms of traditional data privacy schemas
  • Conducting user research and testing
  • Transitioning app to a map-based interface.

↑ Video to promote IoT Assistant to potential users.
Timeframe:
3 Weeks
Contribution: Animation, Script, and Voiceover

↑ Home Screen
Users can use the map to discover devices near them

↑ Data Category:
If the user is interested in a specific type of data collection, they have the option to filter devices around them.

↑Privacy Options:
If available, users can optimize their privacy options. Most common interactions are being directed the service providers page on a browser.

↑ Notification Settings:
If a user walked in range with potential data collection, they can be notified before interaction.

IoT Assistant Design System

Icon development

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IoT Portal

The IoT Portal allows service providers (those who install or regulate IoT Devices) to upload information like device name, location, and data practices so that it can be accessed on the IoT Assistant App. 

My contributions included: 

  • Restructuring user flow so that it’s easier to manage larger catalogs of devices
  • Dashboard meant for a holistic view of resources 
  • Transitioning app to become a map based appView app progression

Promotional Video
Directed towards potential Contributors and sponsors.