Welcome to Privacy by Design: The Game!
Privacy by Design is a cooperative game in which players take roles within a mobile app startup. A board guides decisions about what data to collect from users. The team gains and loses company resources and user trust as they draw cards that illustrate the consequences of their data decisions. Game development and testing were funded by NSF SES-1449351 CCE STEM: Finding Practices that Cultivate Ethical Computing in Mobile and Wearable Application Research and Design.
Where do I begin?
Role Sheet Cards: You and your team will decide on your positions on the mobile app development team. You can play as a Developer, User Experience (UX) Designer, or Project Manager.
Game Board: While playing, you and your team will proceed along the game board path. Each square asks you to make a decision about a particular kind of data and use for that data. The board will prompt you to spend and earn developer time or user trust based off your team’s decisions.
Interested in Playing?
Our beta- version game is now available for download. Game materials include the Instructions, Game Board, Event Cards, Role Sheet Cards, Score Card, Glossary, and a Class Activity Sheet.