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Legal Design Thinkers

The GDPR: A European law that acknowledges a need for Legal Design

Some of the more law minded among us might have heard of it. On April 2016, the European Union passed the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will be fully enforced in The Netherlands in 2018. It will have a host of implications for the subject of privacy, something we at Visual Contracts cannot ignore. Large companies will have to appoint a Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) and are required to notify authorities of privacy breaches, for example.

Invitation design for UvA research project

Project UvA: designing a convincing invitation for the personalized communication research of UvA.

Team Juridux: Lieke Beelen, Simon Jimenez and Charley van 't Leven

In 2016 the University of Amsterdam was looking for a designer to join their team to design the invitation a.o. for their personalized communication research. Their brief was the big challenge of convincing people of a wide range of ages and backgrounds to join their quite privacy invasive research. Since their goal is to research how websites personalize communication on the internet in order to form new policies, awareness campaigns or new laws, they made a plugin to look over the shoulder of their participants browsing the internet, to collect the data those websites are collecting.
In this article you find the design process of how the Juridux team approached this legal design project. It will discuss the debrief, mapping the user journey, concept development, testing the invitation and finalizing the design.

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Showcase your Legal Design Thinking projects.

Do you want to showcase your Legal Design Thinking projects? Visual Contracts invites their community members to share their stories and projects on applying Legal Design Thinking. We spread and develop the Legal Design Thinking approach best if we learn about each others experiences. What are the main painpoints you run into when implementing Legal Design Thinking? What are best practices? Let us know and send an abstract of your project or article to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Only projects created by members will be selected on the following criteria:

An introduction to the Dutch legal system

We made it easy for you to get an overview of the Dutch legal system by visualizing it. Via this interactive visualisation you will be guided through the basics of Dutch law (in Dutch). The concept is targeted at Dutch law students, Dutch designers of our community and lawyers who would want to use it in their practice.

Learn about Legal Design Thinking in 1 day!

On Saturday 22 April, 11 Law, IT and Design professionals came together above the roaring North Sea on the Pier in Scheveningen, for a workshop by Visual Contracts on how to revolutionize the way we see law. For Visual Contracts it was a final pilot before launching the platform and community. During the day we chose to focus on one of the companies that could potentially lead the way in exemplifying legal design thinking: CoolBlue.

What Legal Tech innovation is missing...

Recently I came across a blog which started with the question: "Does coding make you a better lawyer? The author of the blog argued it does make you a better lawyer because coding means applying systems thinking. This would make it easier to automate certain processes such as doing research (i.e. finding the important angles, perspectives or examples within large amounts of texts) and collecting and assembling case law. Indeed, this is where coding (the main part of ‘tech’ in legal tech innovation) will improve the legal process and thinking.

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