User Notification in Context of Information Privacy– Designs and Techniques

  • Type:Masterarbeit
  • Date:sofort/immediately
  • Supervisor:

    Mandy Goram

  • Background:

    Users need to know what happens with an application, their data processing and in case of errors and conflicts when triggering an action within the system. Therefore, different kinds of notifiactions has been developed to inform user’s what currently happened. These kind of notifications can be context independent or pop-up just in time, when something important happend in the system. That is especially important in information privacy context.

    To understand what characteristics notifications need in context of privacy information provision, it requires an extraction of extisting notification design and techniques.



    • Review of scientific and practical approaches on user notification
    • Identify notification design and techniques



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