Noteworthy Information
People-Centered (Not Tech-Driven) Design

Technology driven design usually fails. Examples are given to support why people-centered design is inevitable.

On Design Thinking

This is a very well-written article on the belief that there is a universal and standardised design methodology capable to fit design problems of any kind.

Privacy Icons and Legal Design

Data ecosystem is rapidly shifting towards user-centric model. What factors affect how people perceive the value of their personal data?

Put Jobs-To-Be-Done Theory Into Practice With Outcome-Driven Innovation (Video: 44:31min)

Tony Ulwik is one of the globally most recognised knowledge experts in systematic innovation approach. Here is one video that summarises he's methods.

The Jobs-to-be-Done Canvas

Helping a product team see a market through a Jobs-to-be-Done lens is often a transformational experience. This training canvas can help.

Five ways a COVID-19 contact-tracing app could make things worse

There is a good chance that people will over-trust an app to keep them safe, which could inadvertently increase social contact. This is a well-documented psychological effect called “automation bias”.

Operator Design Questions

It is of limited value to discuss building blocks and reference models of operators in an abstract way. As a way forward, we would like to focus on a number of design questions that touch upon technical, legal, business and societal perspectives. the discussion should clarify how operators can and should adhere to the MyData principles.

Users would tell Facebook their bank balance for $8.44 a month

Study of people across six countries finds German users would charge most for sharing personal data. This article is based on this paper: How Much is Privacy Worth Around the World and Across Platforms?.

Product Development with Consequence Scanning

Digital technologies introduce change rapidly and their potential for impact comes with responsibility. Introducing a dedicated agile practice for considering the consequences of technology within an iterative development cycle.

MyData Design Checklist

I am working with Jogi for the Vake MyData Accelerator in Finland. Our aim is to bring the Design & User dimension to the core of the solutions the participating companies are developing. In an effort to give useful tools to implement MyData principles, I have started to draft a 'MyData Design Checklist'. This is the very first rough draft, and I would be very thankful for any feedback. And if you have worked on something similar, please do share your experiences.

Quantified Life (Video: 13:17min)

I have always found this video about self tracking very well done as it also addresses privacy implications for individuals and society coming from this practice besides highlighting the opportunities.

MyData Webinar #2: Design

The #2 MyData Webinar about Design is now available at https://mydata.org/webinars/ and in our YouTube channel.

Vake launches a MyData Accelerator

The Finnish State Development Company Vake launches the MyData Accelerator during autumn 2019 in collaboration with the Technology Industries of Finland. We invite companies, public organisations and others to join the Accelerator – everyone who has enthusiasm and true interest in developing a MyData service or data resources as well as user validation at the end of the accelerator period.

Moving Beyond User-centered Design (PDF)

Jodi Forlizzi from the Carnegie Mellon University writes 'If I could wave a magic wand, I would use it to make the HCI community move beyond user-centered design to a notion of stakeholder-centered design.'


Questions Asked
Call for Proposals: Interaction21

The Interaction Design Association (IxDA) focuses on interaction design issues for the practitioner and invites you to submit proposals until September 26th.

MyData Design Challenges Map

It is always a good idea having a clear picture of the challenges at hand and since still many see design as a synonymous of UI/UX (which indeed is much broader!) it is perhaps time for mapping the MyData design challenges out. I’ve collected my personal thoughts on a shared board and your contribution is very welcome!

MyData Glosary

Is there somewhere a glossary of terms for MyData? I think it is absolutely necessary to have clarity on terminology (as some of you already pointed out in the comments to the design checklist), so I am planning to make a MyData and Design glossary for the accelerator. @Iain responds with a pointer to a similar task at the Me2B Alliance.

@Initiators: Participate to Design Thematic Group

As you might have seen across different MyData conferences, the design has been quite steadily been developed as one of the important tracks. Some are planning to establish now a thematic group around design and will host a session at the MyData conference to raise interest and clarify the goals and action plans for the group together with likeminded people. You are invited to participate in the meetup and also to get to know the initiators and their plans.