21st Century Privacy Policy Designs

In Autumn 2015, we ran the class Legal Design Lab: Consumer Contracts, with a specific focus on how to improve user engagement and comprehension of privacy policies. Specifically, we considered mobile phones’ and apps’ privacy policies.

The class combined scholarly examination of the dynamics of consumer contracts, with a hands-on design approach about how new technologies and interactions could improve user experience of these contracts.

On this page, please find the designs that the students created, to imagine how better to communicate the contents of a privacy policy to mobile phone users. They took the Apple iPhone privacy policy as their sample use case, and conducted a 4-week design process to imagine, test, and refine new ways that iPhone users could encounter and interact with privacy policy materials.

The Privacy Dashboard

The Visual Diagram of Data Privacy

Persona-Based Privacy Stories

Location Data Dashboard