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New Dimensions

Hackers work in a dimension where physical restrictions do not apply.

Photo of Thomas Grimer
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Sketch 1 (1,500 characters)

This is designed as a simple, two part visual. Firstly - it demonstrates the new digital dimension being operated in. Here scale, strength and speed are all relative. Hackers can enter through the smallest opening to gain access. In this case - it's a keyhole (something put there to keep people out). Through smallness we see the huge job at hand. Secondly, many people are entering. Simplistic icons denote their varying intentions or reasons: simple curiosity, theft, damage, espionage, copying, the challenge alone.... The style is intended to be reminiscent of a holding screen - which is 'stuck'. Everyone can empathize with that powerless feeling when staring at these. Or worse still - the blue screen of death!

Sketch 2 (1,500 characters)

Exploring the digital realm is fun. You don't need a stick of TNT to blow the doors off a vault or a getaway car to carry your plunder. You can just copy it! As they were so simple I completed a small set of activities a hacker could do. Though not all hackers have bad intentions this focuses on the negative side of it.

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

In a digital space hackers can operate with super powers. Here physical limitations are meaningless and it will require a huge change in thinking to tackle it.

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


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

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Location: Country

  • United Kingdom


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Photo of c null

Hi, nice design!!!
Maybe you can improve it, painting stairs and something else behind the stairs

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