Creative engagement methods: An introduction

Sharing experiences about digital practices and about digital security in particular is an important means of learning and sharing security practices. These stories are also important because they bring out the difficulties and inconsistencies people face in day-to-day situations that give rise to everyday digital security concerns. In this booklet series we introduce a number of engagement practices and methods that can be sued to structure conversations about digital security in day-to-day situations. These conversations make it easier for information security practitioners and researchers to identify where interventions might be needed to adjust information security sharing and protection practices or to adjust the security policies and technologies. We have developed these engagement practices and methods from eight years of research spanning four research projects that have focused on encouraging communities to talk about what digital security means to them in their day-to-day lives.