Battling misinformation with a graphic interface
: exploring navigation through video to support digital vigilantists

  • Anton Dahlström
  • Victor Sandino

Student thesis: Bachelor


Digital vigilantism is a phenomenon that is growing and gaining more popularity (Chia, 2018; Yardley et al., 2016). This practice has in various occasions failed to correctly identify both victims and perpetrators in events surrounding socially undesirable acts(Trottier, 2016; Yardley et al., 2016). This study aims to use Concept driven design research (Stolterman & Wiberg, 2010) to develop a concept that will enhance the precision of the investigative research performed by digital vigilantists. The concept presented in this study is an interactive video player that allows users to navigate through video by interacting directly with objects in the video and enhancing the sense of position and direction. This study results in new insights of aspects to take in mind when creating a concept for this particular target group, this includes the complex ethical aspects that arises when dealing with socially undesirable acts and the public investigation of these. 

Date of Award2021-Jul-01
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorMontathar Faraon (Supervisor) & Martin Wetterstrand (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Digital design

Courses and Subjects

  • Informatics

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Human Computer Interaction (10204)


  • digital vigilantism
  • design
  • social media
  • video interaction

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