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Dynamic Deal Game Demo from National Security Zone on Vimeo.

Medill’s Summer 2011 Interactive Innovation Project produced two products to Assist the Medill National Security Initiative with its task of finding ways to make online privacy issues interesting, relevant and engaging for consumers. Over the course of the summer, the Medill team developed two products centered on digital privacy. One of the projects was Dynamic Deal. I was in the product production and prototype team for this interacting memory game made for Motorola’s Droid game. I created the artwork and assisted in every aspect of development. The game introduces dynamic pricing – the act of raising prices depending on a consumer’s online shopping history and browsing cookies – and encourages players to take action to protect themselves from price discrimination. The game is based on evidence that retailers increasingly monitor consumers’ shopping behavior online to see how much they are willing to pay, possibly increasing revenue.

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