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How might we adopt the same rigor to sharing factual stories as we do sharing food?

We wouldn't share an uncooked meal with friends so why do we share unchecked stories?

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I have found in this current situation we are in it is an overwhelming time of advice. I found this simple and effective. https://informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/covid-19-coronavirus-infographic-datapack/

After seeing the above, I then watched a video shared on fb it was by Vox and used similar data visuals to show how it affects hospitals. This resonated with me. Avoidable deaths and the data visualisation worked for me. It made me understand.

https://www.vox.com/videos/2020/3/16/21182196/fight-coronavirus-social-distancing-flatten-curve

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

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

It made me self isolate and only go out for essentials. When I did go out I took alcohol sanitizer and I kept my distance from others.

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

Facebook, slack, instagram, whatsapp

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • News: Radio
  • Social Media
  • Word of Mouth

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

Fact checking

Optimistic survival stories. I now want to hear how China and families recovered. What were the survival techniques to cope during isolation.

What does the economy look like as you are ramping back up to the speed it operated before. Were there any big changes?

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

The countries who are at the beginning of the peak Portugal and the continent of Africa.

What is your current profession?

Office worker

In what city are you located?

LONDON

In what country are you located?

UK

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Hi Bobbie thanks for sharing! A couple other teams in the UK are also thinking about information design in a more bite-sized and managable way in case you are interested to check out!

https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/covid-19-communication-inspiration-challenge/inspiration/stop-the-spread-all-your-information-in-one-spot

https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/covid-19-communication-inspiration-challenge/inspiration/humanising-the-reality-of-corona-virus/

Thanks for joining the Challenge and look forward to hearing more of your thoughts!