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Turtles, Locks, and Bathrooms: Understanding Mental Models of Privacy Through Illustration
Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies
Are the many formal definitions and frameworks of privacy consistent with a layperson's understanding of privacy? We explored this question and identified mental models and metaphors of privacy, conceptual tools that can be used to improve privacy tools, communication, and design for everyday users. Our investigation focused on a qualitative analysis of 366 drawings of privacy from laypeople, privacy experts, children, and adults. Illustrators all responded to the prompt "What does privacy meandoi:10.1515/popets-2018-0029 dblp:journals/popets/OatesAMSZBC18 fatcat:427ibmhwhnbdlnak4egaqzja2q