ACE Seminar: Experiencing Security

Speaker: Prof Susanne Bødker

Date/Time: 30-Oct-2015, 16:00 UTC

Venue: MPEB 1.02



The talk will take its starting point in the ways people in their everyday life experience, handle and appropriate security as part of the use of various technological artifacts. I will present and discuss some examples, I’ll question and discuss the assumptions made in much current research in usable security, including e.g. the often made assumption that understanding of security risks is a precondition for more secure acting. I address methods to help researchers and designers get a better grip on unfolding security practices and how these may lead to more secure and usable technological design.


Susanne Bødker is a professor of Computer Science at Aarhus University and member of the CHI Academy since 2010. She has done research and teaching in Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Participatory Design since 1983, starting with the Scandinavian Utopia project. Her theoretical foundation is in Activity Theoretical HCI, that she helped introduce to HCI in the late 1980s. For the past 10 years she has collaborated with cryptography and security researchers at AU on a number of larger and smaller projects on usable security, privacy and identity. Her Google Scholar profile could be found here.



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