Based on the location history of a smartphone, deep conclusions can be drawn about a person’s life. They thus pose an underestimated risk to personal privacy. Users are often not aware that smartphones usually pass on this information to apps and to companies. Users are rarely informed clearly and comprehensibly about possible risks. In addition, very few apps offer detailed and intuitive control options.
The aim of this design workshop is to understand the needs of users with regard to the control of personal location information. The Simport project will develop a learning application that supports users in exploring personal location information and creates the awareness needed for informed consent.
Two on-site workshops in English and German at the REACH Euregio Start-up Center in Münster, following Covid 19 regulations, and two online versions to support participants who do not live in Münster are planned on the following dates:
The workshops will last approximately 3 hours. After the completed workshop participants will receive a payment of 20 euros – in order to make these transactions a European Bankaccount needs to be provided. A survey will be conducted to collect demographic information (gender, age, occupation, etc.) and to determine the level of knowledge and perspective on the topic.