The Cybersecurity Visuals Challenge

OpenIDEO New York Chapter
OpenIDEO New York Chapter
Public group

Maker Space @ NYU Tandon

6 MetroTech Center 1st Floor · Brooklyn, ny

How to find us

Ask for the "Maker Event Space" when you check in with security

Location image of event venue


[This is the replacement workshop for June's session]

Cybersecurity is a human problem, not a technical one. In this challenge, we'll brainstorm ways to re-think the imagery and visualizations that typically are associated with cybersecurity. Cybersecurity should no longer be associated with dark, lone wolf type of images, but rather with visuals that are more engaging and inviting, as cybersecurity is everyone's business.

"Many technologists don’t understand how people learn or interact with computers and that-ignoring the human factor-is the original sin that got us into many problems on the internet.” - Laurin Buchanan, Principal Investigator for Secure Decisions and an industry leader in cybersecurity awareness.


What will we do on the night?

6:45pm - Doors open. Networking and connecting with new friends.

7:00pm - Workshop kick-off where we’ll share the Challenge brief and ideas already generated

7:10pm - Background into Design Thinking, and working in small teams to generate new visual ideas.

7:30pm - Pitch ideas and gather live feedback

8:00pm – Story refinement and second pitch.

8:30pm – Understand how to submit your ideas to OpenIDEO for the chance to win funding. Wrap up and close!

We are extremely grateful to have partnered with the Design Lab @ NYU MakerSpace and Design For America NYU for this workshop!