Designing for the Abusive Ex
Apps and services often build features with good intent, trying to
improve interactivity or connections between our users. But what if one
of your users has a stalker, or an abusive ex? You may have given them
another way to hurt or harass your user.
This session will help you identify common threat models – who is at
most at- risk, and who is a threat to your most vulnerable users. Then
we’ll look at some good practices that improve the safety of your users,
and how to design with these risks in mind. There’s no silver bullet
that totally eliminates risk, but you can make design decisions that
give more control and safety to your users.
(Content warnings: tbc)
I am looking for editors/curators to help with branches of the tree. Please send me an email if you are interested.