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Minesweeper Malware

Depicting Malware as a landmine in a cyber space reality

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Sketch 1 (1,500 characters)

I want to depict hacker that relates to each human being like us. identifying that the only difference we have from them are only information they gather and skills on how these information are being use. I want to create a certain degree of surrealism in which showing a human being being peeled. I want to depict that the hacker's power is only on the data they've collected but there is nothing more to them aside from these. I want to show organic shapes and warm tones that can be normal people can easily relate with. I also want the observer to understand that there will be no hacker if it wasn't for the information that we give away. so the intention of this drawing is for observer to identify hacker as a normal people with information that we have given to him. yet we have the power to get it back if we don't consent to agree upon. i want to show that the power of cyber information is in each and everyone's hands.

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

As i go through web searching for cyber security and reading all the research about it, It was true for a fact that our visuals and graphic is a bit stereo type like what we see in hollywood movie. with all the binary codes and colors, its like a show that you can find on netflix with out showing you so much relevance nor content to what it should supposed to mean.

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

I`m an Industrial designer by profession. Creating graphics and artwork is just a hobby, but i take full interest with the topic of social relevance and will going to be impactful with a lot of people. I always believe that a good design can save man kind when i was young, but now i understand that a responsible design can save humanity.

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

I have saw this challenge in FB advertisement, I thought it was in my best interest to do something with the art that can be of help in creating awareness and accountability with the things we are taking so lightly.

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 visual creator by hobby.

How did you hear about this OpenIDEO Challenge?

  • OpenIDEO email / social media

Location: City

Shanghai, China

Location: State / District

Huangpu District, Shanghai

Location: Country

  • China

What opportunity areas are you covering with this final portfolio? (250 characters)

Cyber security and privacy

Final Portfolio (1,500 characters)

How would you summarize your final portfolio in 100 words or less? (650 characters)

I have decided to narrow down my focus. This artwork depicts a Malware in a form of landmine on a cyber realm. Imagine yourself walking barefoot with out any caution and protection on where you step or click next in a cyber world might be detrimental to you.

Briefly describe your imagined use case for the work in your portfolio. (250 characters)

I would like to design this for high profile journalist who wants to create a straight forward message and strong impact for the consequence for people who dont take precaution.

What was the most useful feedback that you received? (1,000 characters)

The most useful is from our mentorship call that my mentor have guided me to take a more focus coarse in this artwork.

How have your concepts evolved since the Ideas Phase? (1,000 characters)

I think the biggest shift is the topic. from focus on "naked coder" which gives more abstract and vague topic of coder to a much specific topic of malware.

How have you been able to incorporate technical accuracy into your concepts? (1000 characters)

i have been very specific to the use and implication of malware to cyber security space

What resources did you find most helpful? (optional, 1,000 characters)

Mentorship call and also feed back from other artist

Commitment to Creative Commons License (CC BY 4.0)

  • Yes, I ensure that my portfolio is in compliance with CC BY 4.0.

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malware landmine5.jpg

my second option with the same portrayal of malware as landmine. This artwork depicts a Malware in a form of landmine on a cyber realm. Imagine yourself walking barefoot with out any caution and protection on where you step or click next in a cyber world might be detrimental to you. I would like to design this for high profile journalist who wants to create a straight forward message and strong impact for the consequence for people who dont take precaution.

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Amazing work =D

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thank you @DeletedUser