05-436 / 05-836 / 08-534 / 08-734 Usable Privacy and Security
Print your homework out and submit it in person at the start of class (3:00pm) on Thursday, March 6th. Homework will not be accepted after 3:05pm on that day.
- Part 1 (50 points): Write a 3--7 sentence summary and short "highlight" for each of the readings assigned for March 4th and March 6th. Students taking the 12-unit version of this class must also submit a summary and highlight for one of the optional readings from either of those days.
- Part 2 (50 points): This week, you read about the design of usable privacy notices and about smartphone app permissions. Now, we want you to design a privacy notice for smartphone apps. You should turn in:
Note that as part of next week's homework, you will be running a usability test of your design.
- One paragraph describing what details you believe to be most important for a smartphone app privacy notice to communicate, and why.
- One paragraph describing the decisions you made in designing your privacy notice.
- Sketches of your notice that you will use for a paper prototype. For more information on creating a paper prototype, please read this article. Note that you should have examples of all major screens or displays that a user would see. You can create sketches on paper (give us photocopies!), in Powerpoint, in rapid-prototyping software, etc.