Illustration / UI Design
How might we clarify the complex details of data privacy technology?
During my time at Intentional Futures, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation approached us seeking information on the field of data privacy and security. They wanted to learn more about the technologies that organizations use to secure their data in order to ______. We developed a presentation and field guide covering our findings. After the learning session was over, I designed a microsite in order to share what we had learned with a wider audience. Research and early creative direction by Sarah Outhwaite. Field guide and branding by Victor Moreno. Illustrations, presentation, and web design by Emma Riley.
I began with a list of technologies that our researchers wanted to visualize. In some cases, I was working from diagrams pulled from the internet as a starting point. For other technologies I was working from a description and creating illustrations from scratch.
After clarifying the requirements for each illustration, I made quick sketches in order to run early ideas by researchers and make sure I properly understood how each technology worked. This also allowed me to work through questions about consistency and iconography (for example: how do you visualize data at different levels, from data capture to person to group of people to server?)