OCTOBER 23 - 24, 2017
Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, NC

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Secure by Design

Jade Applegate   

We know that design elements play a big part in how a user interacts with a page. But when we apply these same user experience and human-centered design principles to the security warnings in the browser, does it change the user’s behavior? In particular, how can we inform and influence users to make safer decisions when faced with a possible threat?

In this talk, we’ll delve into industry research demonstrating that deliberate UI changes can help people stay safe on the web, and explore ways we can use opinionated design to promote a recommended course of action. We’ll investigate the role of language and imagery, and learn how the principles of choice attractiveness and choice visibility are applied in order to encourage safer browsing behavior.