Conversational Helper & Educational Tool

A virtual agent that promotes privacy by highlighting the connection between users’ identity and data.

AR CUI Case Study
Collaborators: Marcie Laird
Timeline: February 2020

How can the design of a CUI educate users to increase agency against surveillance threats?


While most virtual agents streamline a user’s daily tasks, C.H.E.T. reveals what specific data is used to achieve each task, and exposes outside applications attempting to extract that data. These interventions create an opportunity for users to adjust device settings and reclaim their privacy. 

C.H.E.T. makes visible the intimate connection between user and data by interacting with user faces through an AR application.

Case Use

A simulation of how C.H.E.T. would walk a user through their task.