Crypto Design Challenge 2015

Design My Privacy Z33

As a socially engaged museum, MOTI initiated the Crypto Design Challenge in 2015 to provide an answer to the growing societal concerns regarding online privacy.  Making communication channels for sending texts and images secure is complicated, and it’s something that designers are not or insufficiently concerned with at present. The challenge aimed at changing this.

Participants were prepped for the challenge at four Salons (meet-ups) and other connected events such as a ‘Facebook Farewell Party’ and ‘Internet Yami-ichi / Black Market’ event. The Salons provided room for thought, discussion, exchanging ideas and work together on small projects.



The work of the 14 nominees of the challenge was part of the exhibition Design my Privacy by MOTI Museum of the Image in Breda (The Netherlands). The exhibition addressed the themes of online privacy and digital surveillance through contemporary art and design. The show was on display at MOTI and later at Z33 House of Contemporary Art in Hasselt (Belgium). Find pictures of the exhibition in Z33 here.


Picture © Kristof Vrancken/Z33


Design My Privacy Book

10 May 2016

Connected to the Crypto Design Challenge Tijmen Schep created a short guide with 8 principles to help design an internet service that takes the privacy of the users in account. The book (in Dutch) can be bought at BIS Publishers for €12,00 or downloaded for free as a PDF at SETUP. The English version of the book is expected autumn 2016.

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Winners Crypto Design Challenge 2015

1 February 2016

The jury of Crypto Design Challenge 2015 consisted of Caroline Nevejan (researcher and designer), Brenno de Winter (investigative journalist specialising in IT security), Cees Meeuwis (former managing director of Telfort and former member of parliament), Roel Bergsma (CSO Macaw), Renny Ramakers (Director of Droog Design) and Mieke Gerritzen (director of MOTI). From the finalists, the jury finally settled on two prize winners: Jasper van Loenen and Rosa Menkman.

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