[Surveillance Design] Invasive Looking Prototype


Surveillance Design Week 4 – Invasive Looking Prototyping

For the concept of invasive looking, I would suggest a new desktop dashboard UI that shows our daily life data gathered by mobile devices and social networks.

Nowadays, everything is connected with our online identification and all the devices and social networks are gathering the daily data and activities in every seconds in case they can access to my account.

So, I imagine a dashboard that collects all the daily data and analyze them with algorithms and then visualize the data in a creative way to let us know the daily pattern at a glance.

To make a visual example of the dashboard, I gathered my actual daily data by a health tracking app, my scheduler and other social networks and then manipulated the data in Excel and Rstudio.


The prototype is a bit crude now, but I plan to develop this for a better version by finding some hidden patterns with the daily data that I’ve gathered. Also, I want to make an interactive version of it to connect those data in real time by using API and social network widgets.


Screen Shot 2016-02-23 at 7.27.26 PM

For the context of surveillance design, It would be a surveillance system that is a kind of self-monitoring and self-regulation. The system can give some recommendations for an individual’s life based on the data. Also, by using those metadata, companies and social network services can figure a person’s hidden needs and behavioral pattern by analyzing the connectivity between each daily activity of an individual.


Author: Jiyeon Kang (Jenny)

MFA Student of Design and Technology at Parsons School of Design dreamealist@gmail.com

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