Talk:Privacy Icons v0.2

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Open Question: It's like half the alphabet with circles around it. Is there a reduced set of icons which are most used or most important?

Open Question: Should the whole set be shown (with relevant icons highlighted), or should we only show icons that apply?

  • I'd be interested in a mockup that manages to show all of these icons without taking up a huge amount of screen space.

It's interesting that the short notices themselves are less normative—arguably the normative/consumer education part of this is what makes them worth doing.

But setting that aside, I would argue that icons need to be, at least, visually declarative. Can't imagine Grandma getting much out of a circled letter.

Do the icons add value if they're just pictographic stand-ins for (already/sometimes hard-to-grok) privacy concepts? --Benmoskowitz 01:05, 11 August 2011 (PDT)

I have a couple organizational suggestions, given how information flows through entities and that different information can be used differently. For example, a company may collect personal info, use it only for internal purposes, but retain it until the user deletes it, but may collect aggregate info and use that for advertising and retain it for 6 months. Without these distinctions, I'm a little concerned that they might be hard to adopt and have limited utility to both the discloser and the user.

1. I would suggest separating collection, use and disclosure icons through some sort of visual means (colors? font? border?)

2. I would suggest combinations of the icons that are organized by type of info (some sort of visually significant grouping mechanism (common border) --Jishnu 10:21, 29 August 2011 (PDT)