Individual Project

Do You Accept the Terms and Conditions?

Waag, Amsterdam (NL)

Anja Groten gives a presentation about her research at the event 'Do you accept the terms and conditions?', hosted by Waag.

A streaming service that stops in the middle of the film to explain the privacy conditions extensively. A toaster that only toasts half of your bread if you consume too much electricity in your home. A platform that collects and combines social media updates to determine when you are not at home, and therefore vulnerable to a burglary.

How can designers build and express friction into products so that the user is helped to critically reflect on technology and possibly even link actions to it? Such design principles are expressed in adversarial and reflective design. During this meetup the potential of adversarial and reflective design as a means to create awareness about ethical dilemmas surrounding digital technology and privacy is explored.