Brugervenlighed med Facebooks privatlivsindstillinger i fokus: Usability with Facebook's privacysettings in focus

Amalie Piil Tarding, Kristoffer Carl Schou, Lucas Mathias Haasum, Martin Marinus Agergaard Laursen & Sheila Camilla Stormfeldt

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project started out with the group having an assumption that Facebook's privacy settings were not user friendly and that they were cumbersome to navigate for users. This assumption was based on the group members finding Facebook’s privacy settings confusing and feeling that they could be improved. It turned out that Facebook had already made a shortcut to several of the privacy settings. This shortcut was made as a dropdown menu with a padlock as logo (therefore referred to as the padlock), that had links to various parts of the settings. This came as a surprise to the group since none of the members knew that the padlock even existed before the beginning of this project. We tested the usability of this padlock and found that we could improve the usability of Facebook’s privacy settings. In order to do that, we explain what different forms of privacy is, both on the internet and in real life. We have defined the word usability which is the main focus in this project. We have gone over several design principles concerning usability on a website. We have explained the functions of Facebook’s original design, their privacy settings and analyzed Facebook’s usability through the means of User Environment Design. Mainly the padlock that is featured on the frontpage as a way to manage your privacy settings. We’ve made a redesign of the padlock and increased it’s functionality to make it easier for users to change their privacy settings to their liking. We’ve gone through several iterations, with an evaluation for each iteration of our prototype. At the end of the project we conclude whether our design managed to do what we set out to.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato22 dec. 2014
VejledereNiels Christian Juul


  • brugervenlighed
  • usability
  • privacy
  • Facebook