Creative Toolkits for TIPS

Helen Collard*, Jo Briggs

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We present a survey of toolkits employed in research workshop approaches within TIPS (Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security) domains. Our survey was developed within wider design research to develop prototypes that support people in evaluating whether to trust that an online actor’s identity is not recently faked, and that a service they are registering personal information with is legitimate; and a subsequent project involving a tool that invites people to reflect on the cumulative risks of sharing apparently harmless personal information online. The radically multidisciplinary nature of both these TIPS projects has determined that we create a research space to promote exchange to, as design researchers, better understand the ‘opaque’ immediate and longer term implications of our proposed services and invite cross-disciplinary discussion towards interdisciplinary understandings. This paper is intended as an at-a-glance resource, or indeed toolkit, for researchers from a range of disciplinary backgrounds working on TIPS research to inform on various different material engagements, with research stakeholders, through creative workshop approaches. Our survey focused on the literature from Design (especially Participatory Design and Codesign), Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and cybersecurity. It comprises 27 papers or toolkit examples organised across: review papers; example toolkits; case studies reporting relevant toolkit use; applied toolkits for learning/knowledge exchange; research toolkits focused on demonstrating a methodological-conceptual approach (some problematising emergent or near-future technologies); and two papers that straddled the latter two categories, focusing on future practical application. We begin with an overview of our rationale and method before presenting each group of texts in a table alongside a summary discussion. We go on to discuss the various material components, affordances and terminology of the toolkits along with core concerns often left out of the reporting of research; before going on to recognise toolkits not such much as a tool that identify and fix things but as a lose collection of readily available resources, used in particular socio-approaches that together help surface techno-relational vulnerabilities and contingencies in TIPS-related discourse.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Security
Subtitle of host publicationESORICS 2020 International Workshops, DETIPS, DeSECSys, MPS, and SPOSE, Guildford, UK, September 17-18, 2020, Revised Selected Papers.
EditorsIoana Boureanu, Constantin Cătălin ăgan, Mark Manulis, Thanassis Giannetsos, Christoforos Dadoyan, Panagiotis Gouvas, Roger A Hallman, Shujun Li, Victor Chang, Frank Pallas
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783030665043
ISBN (Print)9783030665036
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event25th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security: ESORICS 2020 - University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Sept 202018 Sept 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference25th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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