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Hotel "Do Not Disturb" signs & Please Help on door handles

Extroverts need access to continuous social connection, why not tap into their human need to connect to those who ask.

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I think fear/doom messaging has been interesting in getting people towards the call of action, however, it tapped into lots of social inequity in our society today. The world is urbanizing and capitalism has made us to believe that we alone can change the world. When in reality, what we face as a society are a product of a system, and those who are left behind or are exploited are being thrown to the bone by design. 

Communities have begun starting to build up enthusiastic, engaged people that want to feel like they're doing something. Twitter is being used more than ever, and social media such as instagram is also being leveraged. 

However the success of the messaging around COVID-19, there are lots of young people who now distrust media due to its psychological and behaviour nudging towards inaction, fascism, and "fake news" - there needs to be ways to empower young people to re-engage with different generations and help them feel like they are part of the community even within social isolation. 


Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

Using my treadmill at home, working from  home, avoiding the outside as much as possible. 

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

Humour on social media, twitter, instagram. 

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • News: Digital
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • Word of Mouth

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

How to stay engaged as a community and help most vulnerable, since we don't actually know how long this will last. 

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

People working for grocery stores, skilled workers, and people who cannot work from home but bring essential resources for the rest of the country and homeless

What is your current profession?

Service Designer for Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada

In what city are you located?

Ottawa

In what country are you located?

Canada

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