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Cyber Zombies

How countries are controlling people to manipulate them like video game, to trap them and get their data for government and advertisers.

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Sketch 1 (1,500 characters)

First sketch is an initial sketch on paper, thinking out various possibilities to make people aware about countries, using social media companies to control its user and finally dragging them to depression or various other traps.

Sketch 2 (1,500 characters)

In the image you can see 2 countries represented by 2 colors orange and blue, the people of their respective countries are represented by these colors. There is a globe or earth with a hole in the top representing a death trap, the countries are controlling the people of opposite countries to manipulate them and guide them to the death trap, in the visual we can see people falling into this trap. A zoomed in view of earth shows on the sides the country A and country B which is controlling the people just like video game characters, they are also extracting the data and selling it government and advertisement companies.

What have you learned through this sketching process? (1,000 characters)

I have brushed my visual design skills and understand the complexity of telling good stories, it is time consuming thought provoking.

Tell us more about you. (1,000 characters)

I am an innovator from Bangalore, India I have won 50+ Innovation awards from some of the best companies in the world & from universities like MIT for solving technical challenges & business problems across a vast variety of fields, I am a data analyst profession, cyber security enthusiast & a mechanical engineer. I use cross pollination of technologies across industries to solve problems in a innovative manner and likes to break down complex problems into simple elements. I am also the founder of an innovation portal called where I list innovation opportunities across the world including sites like Openideo and encourage youth to take up challenges and solve them. I also have a considerable experience with visual designs as in most of my projects I need to clearly illustrate my ideas before it could be made a reality.

Why are you participating in this Challenge? (750 characters)

I have gone through the entire brief and did some intensive research in this sector and I really felt the need for a change in the visuals that were used to represent cyber security, I think the different design principles mentioned in the guide was helpful in aligning the thinking and it is really possible to convey better information to public as I believe a picture is worth a thousand words.


What is your experience with the field of cybersecurity?

  • I have considerable experience and/or knowledge in the cybersecurity field.

What best describes you?

  • I’m a cybersecurity professional with an interest in visuals.

How did you hear about this OpenIDEO Challenge?

  • In the news

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Location: Country

  • India

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These sketches are great AADHITHYA SUJITH ! Welcome to the challenge, Dima here and I'm here to support you In the process. One thing I like about your submission so far is the detailed drawing that tells the story of our relationship with data. How are you planning to execute the illustrations, with which technique ?