David Bartolo

Terms of (ab)Use

David Bartolo

Terms of (ab)Use

Biography

David holds qualifications in Interaction Design, Engineering, Communications, Education, eLearning and TEFL, and has worked in digital media for over 20 years, as an educator and producer of content.

He is passionate about the use of appropriate technologies in education to enhance the learning experience, and has been awarded several awards in his field, including: a NSW Premiers Logitech New and Emerging Technologies Scholarship, Sydney University’s Postgraduate Design Computing Prize, and a NSW Quality Teaching Award.

David teaches digital media at TAFE NSW – Northern Sydney Institute and has lectured at UTS, Sydney University, Canberra University and COFA, as well as taught ethics in primary school. He develops online interactive products, and most recently has been working on an online logging project as part of the Community Plumbing Challenge (CPC) in South Africa, in collaboration with Healthabitat and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials.

In his talk, David will look at some of the issues surrounding the Terms of Use contract we see after we download an app or use a piece of software. Because no one ever really reads this information, we often get (or give away) more than we bargained for. David will discuss an icon-based* approach that could make understanding complicated terms easier, faster and more transparent.

Don’t forget to read the fine print…