As a product designer, I see evidence every day that you don’t need to be an artist to contribute creative ideas. Being creative isn’t a personality type or a job title or a degree you earn in graduate school. It’s a way of thinking. It’s a way of working. It’s a process. Anyone can participate. And everyone who does, can contribute something valuable. Here’s how I know.
Over the last ten years, more than half a billion users have trusted Dropbox to keep their files safe. As we continue to grow, transparency plays a critical role in maintaining our users’ hard-earned trust. We publish our transparency report twice a year, disclosing the number of requests we receive from government and law enforcement. Today, we’re releasing our Transparency Report covering the data requests we received during the second half of 2016.
This week, we’re at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity where we’ll be discussing how transparency can help drive alignment throughout the creative process. In our earlier post on transparent design, we discussed the advantages of adopting an open creative process. Today, we’ll show you how you can create a culture of transparency in your workplace so people feel comfortable sharing ideas and taking risks.
This week, we’re at the 99U Conference in New York where we’ll be discussing how we became strong believers in transparent design. In this first part of our two-part series, we’ll look at the ways transparency can streamline the process—and strengthen the results—of creative collaboration.
Hundreds of millions of people trust Dropbox to keep their data private and secure. One way we work to earn that trust is through our commitment to transparency about government requests for user information. Since 2012, we’ve made these requests public in our Transparency Report. Today we’re publishing the details of the government data requests we’ve received from January through June of 2016.