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It could be anyone/Leave some stones unturned

Anyone can be hacked. Anyone could be the hacker. Better dont try your luck.

Photo of Sebastián González

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Sketch 1 (1,500 characters)

Seduction and innocence: How many times have we encountered these flashy ads that say we won a prize? Possibly we have thought "nobody can be credulous to fall into this trap", an immediately after, you press the wrong button when downloading a file... (You know, those buttons that take us to an infinity of adds pages) In this scene i chose some universal elements: The "you win" scam button, the white cartoon glove that highlight the naughty persona that tries to desive us while stole out property. I think this concept can evolve: make more inclusive piece with more characters, beter technical definition with textures and little details that invites the expectator to look into the details (Hide some key element that show you who is the real bad guy of the scene...) Thats how i want to evolve it (The characters are modified versions of the "Humaaans" project by Pablo Stanley Creative Commons free use for personal and commercial purposes. Can be modified, as this one is)

Sketch 2 (1,500 characters)

The unpleasant surprise: there is a saying tha beggins with "don't leave any stone unturned" that rewards the effort to accomplish something, paying atention with the details... Well, we are here to say: some stones SHOULD be leave unturned, becase you dont now what kind of monster lives under that rock (and lets be honest, we dont want to find a spider nest with hundres of little spiders, let alone a banner that open in our browser 100000 adds and malicious sites)

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

Well, like it was exposed on the brief, the current state of ciber security visual comunication is poor: most of the images are cliches, that doesnt communicate very well the importances of the topic. In the sketch process i have to look for new sources of inspirations, because the art state doesnt isnt very helpful. But, that brings the opportunity to be more creative with metaphors and bring some new ideas to the field.

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

Im a a human beign that have an uncontrollable passion, since kindergarden, of draw the ideas that crosses my very tumultuous mind. (I think we all visual communicators share that one...) But in all seriousness, im an industrial designer that worked in the automotive industry (because i love cars and racing) but now works as consultant for a clean new transportation company. But also i share my draw ideas in my instagram. (Follow me @sebasgonzalez_design) The world inspire me. the beauty and the hide opportunities inspire me. My next door neighbour cat inspire me (really, is awesome) Disclaimer: I do not draw my glasses on the photo

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

Because ciber security is a topic that we all share in this era and we are not paying enough atention to it. I think i can help to draw attention to it and i love the way that openIDEO works in this challenges. Is awesome to see many people around the world sharing their point of view and commenting in others ideas, helping to improve eachothers work


What is your experience with the field of cybersecurity?

  • I have never worked in cybersecurity before but am excited to learn more and get involved.

What best describes you?

  • I’m a professional visual creator freelancer.

How did you hear about this OpenIDEO Challenge?

  • OpenIDEO email / social media

Location: City


Location: State / District

Bogotá, D.C.

Location: Country

  • Colombia


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Photo of Alfonso Agudelo

I think this is a good strategy to send those important messages about cybersecurity. Making fun of ourselves allows us a deeper, maybe subconscious reflection.

Photo of Sebastián González

Hi Alfonso.
Yes, indeed, the fun self-characterisation could improve the reflections of ourselfs as users.
We tend to think that we are too smart to fall in a trap, but people who want to stole your data/money is everyday thinking about ways to fool you.
Thanks for your observation!

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