Privacy-by-Design: The Game

The Privacy by Design (PbD) Card Game is the result of NSF-funded research grant SES-1449351 CCE STEM: Finding Practices that Cultivate Ethical Computing in Mobile and Wearable Application Research and Design. Principle Investigators Katie Shilton, Susan Winter and Adam Porter at the University of Maryland first studied mobile developer forums to discover common values levers: factors that encourage real-world developers’ discussion and action on ethical challenges. They then used these findings to shape the game. The game can be played in the classroom to encourage young developers to consider ethical design or played as team building activities in industry to have low-risk conversations regarding privacy.

Click here to download the game material which includes:


Game Board

Event Cards

Role Sheet Card

Class Activity Sheet