Design Sprint 2020
On Saturday morning the participants were already waiting eagerly to be admitted into the lecture hall. First, they had the opportunity to make some final changes to their presentations. The first presentation began at 12 noon sharp.
Group 1 (Corinna Kacirek, Marla Meilinger and Andre Rohrleitner) developed the so-called ‘nö-card’. The ‘nö-card’ concept seeks to show which data is collected when conventional customer loyalty cards are used. To do so, the ‘nö-card’ records which data is not collected at a transaction when a customer card is not used. This concept represents so-called ‘non-data’. With this creative intervention, the project aims to raise awareness of data protection among consumers and simultaneously criticise the excessive and disproportionate collection of personal data.
Group 2 (Manuela Strametz, Anna-Theresa Wagner, Lukas Pirker and Gvantsa Kapanadze) designed ‘Safe.Citizen’, a digital portal that bundles digital administrative procedures together and provides a user-friendly interface. The group particularly emphasised the impact of a modular e-government portal on the visibility of different data collections: the shift in focus from the transparent data subject ‘citizen’ to the transparent processor ‘state’ intends to give citizens more power over their own data and at the same time facilitate administrative procedures.
Group 3 (Sonja Zechner, Caroline Müller, Emil Nigmatullin and Michaela Franjo) considered the draft of the Health Telematics Act (Gesundheitstelematikgesetz), focusing on the issue of a digital vaccination card.
The question was whether and how a digital vaccination card could be implemented as an app in conformity with data protection requirements. The group proposed an app that not only manages vaccination data, but also gives citizens control over what data is shared with whom. To enable those functions, the group designed access control mechanisms in which certain interest groups, such as family doctors or pharmacists, could be given restricted access.
The jury was highly impressed by all three projects. The interdisciplinary teams approached data protection from different viewpoints and showed the potential of working together across disciplinary boundaries. During the design sprint, the participants used the opportunity to question and sharpen their own approach towards problems and get a new view on their own discipline.
We want to thank all those who contributed to the Design Sprint 2020 for the great success of the event, especially the presenters Professor Christian Bergauer, Stefanie Egger, Magdalena Nemeth and Andreas Rohner, for the exciting insights they shared with us. The core of the event, however, was the wonderful, motivated and inspired participants and their curiosity, sophistication and creativity.
To be continued!
Thomas Buocz, Annemarie Hofer, Nikolaus Poechhacker, Tess Upperton