In this course, we will give you introductions into the methods used for usable security and privacy research. We will present you
research topics – you are welcome to bring your own ideas! – that focus on usable security and privacy. You will program an application
(either mobile or desktop) that helps answer your research question, use it to conduct a user study – the other seminar participants
will be your subjects, and you will take part in their user studies, too – and evaluate it. You will write a short report that motivates
your research, gives an insight into related work, presents your tool, your study, the results and their implications. In the end, you
will give a short presentation about your insights.
Assignment and Grading
You will write code that should work. You will conduct a user study and participate in user studies (participation is mandatory;
otherwise your fellow students will not be able to test their hypotheses). You will write a report and give a presentation. You will be
graded only if you were present during the mandatory sessions and for the assigned user studies. Your grades will be based on your
course- and homework (i.e. the tool, the study design), your written report and your final presentation. We will provide guidelines that
should be followed to obtain very good grades.