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How does encryption work

Sketch describing encryption

Photo of Naylee Nagda
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Sketch 1 (1,500 characters)

This is a quick sketch of a concept. This sketch is describing what encryption means. It shows one person sending a message to another. It shows that only the person whom the message is intended for as the "key" to understand the message and when other bystanders or onlookers read at the message, it looks like gibberish to them as they don't have the key to access the message. This concept is basically aimed to explain how encryption works. If I was to build this concept, I would draw out a comic strip explaining the basic term encryption and how it works with sha1, and hashes when we send emails and text messages. I would then draw out another scenarios of what could happen if it got hacked. Artistically, I would draw out actual humans and make a digital sketch on procreate.

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

When I google the term encryption, there are a lot of lock and key diagrams that make it hard to understand the concept without an explanation. It also does not relate directly to what we use in our daily lives e.g. emails, texts, communicating with IOT devices, browsing on the web hence I learnt that when I sketch this, I would want to include humans and normal conversations as much as possible in order to make it relatable

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

I am a design researcher who draws in her free time!

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

I have an interest in tech! I love using my design skill to communicate ideas or concepts

What is your experience with the field of cybersecurity?

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

What best describes you?

  • I’m a visual design undergraduate student.

How did you hear about this OpenIDEO Challenge?

  • OpenIDEO email / social media

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Portland, United States

Location: State / District


Location: Country

  • United States of America


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