Additional Resources —The Cybersecurity Visuals Challenge

This resource list has been co-created alongside cybersecurity, design, and storytelling experts to support you in crafting your visual submission to the Challenge. The following are resource themes, which we encourage you to explore throughout your Challenge journey: Challenge Guides and Brief, Understanding Cybersecurity, Visual Composition, and Feedback.

Challenge Guides and Brief Resources

To support your creative process and participation in the Early ChildhoodBook Challenge, the OpenIDEO team has the following how-to guides and resources.

Essential Reads
  1. Challenge Personas: These Cybersecurity Visuals Challenge Personas provide a window into the lives of end-users for whom you are creating these designs. These personas are by no means exhaustive, but meant to serve as a grounding force to guide your creative process.
  2. The Cybersecurity Challenge Supplemental Terms and Conditions: Official Rules: This document includes supplemental details to OpenIDEO's full Terms and Conditions that are specific to this Challenge.
  3. Cybersecurity Visuals Design Research - This downloadable report synthesizes learnings that helped to inform the creation of this Challenge.
  4. Hewlett Foundation's Tips of the Week
How-To
  1. How-To Submit An Idea: A step-by-step guide for starting a profile on the OpenIDEO platform and submitting an idea to the Challenge.
  2. Challenge Submission Page: The OpenIDEO Platform Open Submission page where you can join the Challenge.

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Translated Resources

Chinese (simplified)

OpenIDEO Terms and Conditions

Supplemental Terms and Conditions: The Cybersecurity Challenge Official Rules

Submission Form

French

OpenIDEO Terms and Conditions

Supplemental Terms and Conditions: The Cybersecurity Challenge Official Rules

Submission Form

German

OpenIDEO Terms and Conditions

Supplemental Terms and Conditions: The Cybersecurity Challenge Official Rules

Submission Form

Portuguese

OpenIDEO Terms and Conditions

Supplemental Terms and Conditions: The Cybersecurity Challenge Official Rules

Submission Form

Spanish

OpenIDEO Terms and Conditions

Supplemental Terms and Conditions: The Cybersecurity Challenge Official Rules

Submission Form

Understanding Cybersecurity

Shared by Cybersecurity Visuals Challenge Mentors

Watch
  1. Cybersecurity and Crime: Google Security Princess Parisa Tabriz and Jenny Martin from Symantec introduce the most common types of cybercrime in this video.
  2. Cybersecurity: How it Works: A 5 min IBM video on how cybersecurity works.
  3. Cybersecurity in Under 3 Minutes: Learning about CyberSimplicity in under 3 min. 
  4. DEFCON Hacking Challenge: A 6 min hacking experiment at Defcon.
  5. Cybersecurity Crash Course: This video gives a crash course on the basics of cybersecurity.

Read
  1. Can news coverage of cyber issues get past hacks and attacks?: Hewlett Foundation commissioned a study from George Washington University Professor Sean Aday to analyze news coverage from 2014 to 2017 in major news media outlets. Sean Aday, discusses the report’s key findings and their implications.
  2. Comics with a Serious Message: The Rise of Cartoons for Teaching Cybersecurity: Article investigating the use of comics for serious topics on cybersecurity.
  3. Shall I Compare Thee to a Cyber Attack?: A U.S. Army cybersecurity analyst offers a lesson in explaining the impact of a cyber attack: use better metaphors.
  4. Delete Yourself: Television’s conflicted, heroic hackers: An article talking about Hollywood’s reductive portrayal of Hackers.
  5. Can news coverage of cyber issues get past hacks and attacks?: An article on news coverage of cybersecurity, and an invitation to dive into policy.
  6. Covering Cyber: Media coverage of cyber issues since 2014: Media coverage of cybersecurity since 2014.
  7. Tech Privacy: The Funniest Hacker Stock Photos 4.0: The Future of Hacking: An overview in pictures of hacker pictures, all looking very similar.
  8. War on the Rocks: Cyber Officials Need Help But Are Experts Up to the Task: Article on cybersecurity policy and the gap between academics government.
  9. Why the U.S. Needs More Cyber Translators: A case study at the intersection between government and tech experts known as “cyber translation.”
  10. Musicians May be the Key to the CyberSecurity Shortage: A read on finding creative talent for the cybersecurity industry.
  11. Art Show at Chicago’s THOTCON 0x9 Hacker Conference: When Art intersects with Cybersecurity.
  12. Innovation of Diversity in CyberSecurity: An article highlighting the diversity problem in Cybersecurity: Women are always minorities.
  13. How Design Thinking Can Change Cybersecurity: Design Thinking solving the Cybersecurity challenges.
  14. Foreign Policy: In Cyber War, There are No Rules: An article outlining the need for conventions and rules in the cybersecurity world.
  15. The Role of Instructional Design in Persuasion:A Comics Approach for Improving Cyber Security: This article highlights comics’ role in persuading users to practice good computer security.
  16. Hackers Are the Real Obstacle for Self-Driving Vehicles: Case study studying the effect of hackers on self-driving cars.
Listen
  1. Juan Andrés Guerrero-Saade, Principal Security Researcher, Recorded Future: Podcast featuring CyberSecurity Conversations.
  2. Ivan Arce on Hacking in Culture in Argentina: Podcast episode about the concentration of hacking talent in Argentina, and Ivan's focus on security problems in the Android ecosystem.
  3. Aanchal Gupta on Societal Change: Aanchal shares her story and provides guidance for young women struggling to overcome societal obstacles.
  4. How we know Russia did it, the FBI using Best Buy, an IBM study on ransomware, and more: A podcast on political hacking from Daniel Miessler, a cybersecurity expert and author of The Real Internet of Things.
  5. The IoT You Got for Christmas: A podcast discussing the finer points of the internet of things.
  6. Targeted Threats from Facts to Fiction: A discussion on advanced threats in cybersecurity.
  7. Security Awareness Deep Dive: Podcast on why you shouldn’t train employees for security awareness.
  8. Prove to me you are Human: Discussions on authentication issues, network security, airplane security, AI, and Minecraft.

Visual Composition

Mastering Composition

Watch
  1. Focal points and Composition: This video tutorial provides a hands-on example to create focal points.
Read
  1. 15 Essentials for Every Artform: This resource gives an overview of the 15 principles of art with good examples from art history to follow.
  2. The Secret of Good Composition: This article gives tangible ways to start a composition and how to master composition.

Color Theory, Shape, and Line

Watch
  1. Basics of graphic design: Color: This video outlines the basics of color theory.
  2. Using Adobe Color: Adobe Color CC is a tool to choose a better color palette for any design.
  3. Lesson on Character Drawing: A tutorial video on character design.
Read
  1. How to Master Color Theory: A list of tips to explain the basic concepts and terminology of color theory, in easy and accessible terms.
  2. The 7 Principles of Art and Design: Article outlining the visual tools that an artist uses to create a composition: line, shape, color, value, form, texture, and space.
  3. Illustration Teardowns: Lighting Techniques: This article lists lighting techniques and how to achieve them and apply them to illustrations.

Sketching and Illustration Techniques

Watch
  1. Basics of graphic design: Color: This video outlines the basics of color theory.
  2. Using Adobe Color: Adobe Color CC is a tool to choose a better color palette for any design.
  3. How to draw anything using Illustrator: This video gives an introduction to digital illustration, and some tips to draw anything on Illustrator CC.
  4. How to digitize drawings in Illustrator: This tutorial goes through steps to digitize any hand drawn illustration on Illustrator CC.
Read
  1. Give your Sketches More WOW Factor with these 5 Easy Ideas: This article gives 5 quick tips on how to make sketches stand out and communicate. ideas easily.
  2. 20 Sketching Tips to Help you Make your First Marks: A good resource for technically taking sketches to another level and adding levels of detail and texture.

Storytelling

Watch
  1. Masterclass on Storytelling: Illustrator Shoo Rayner shares his tips on storytelling through illustrations.
Read
  1. 18 tips for storytelling through artwork: Illustration work tells stories to engage viewers and convey their meaning. This article asks leading illustrators to reveal their favorite narrative techniques.
  2. How to Show Complex emotions in your Artwork: Illustrator Tom Humberstone shares the techniques and approaches he uses to add depth to the emotions shown on the faces of his characters.

Feedback

Read
  1. Evaluating Illustration Aesthetically: This rich resource gives a few ways to evaluate illustrations aesthetically.
  2. How to Give Designers Better Feedback: This article outlines ways to give constructive feedback to designers.
  3. Giving Great Design Feedback: Giving design feedback that is supportive and constructive is no easy task, but with the right techniques and enough practice, giving great design feedback is a skill that anyone can develop.

References

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