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Printing illustrations about COVID-19 prevention on current currency in order to transmit information to the entire population.

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The coins since the time of the Roman Empire were an innovative tool in the field of propaganda: each coin carried a message through an effigy. This system today in 2020 would be usable through the printing of certified information about the prevention of COVID-19 on banknotes of current use. This idea would also work where the banknotes were replaced by digital systems. In this particular case, the information will be transmitted through a message from your bank for each payment made.

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

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

If I received information certified by the States and by the health institutes, I would change my bad habits faster and my COVID-19 prevention process would be faster.

In this specific case I would have useful information every time I see a banknote and I could therefore change my wrong habits.

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

I have just shared to a couple of friends the idea to have a quick feedback.

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • News: Television
  • News: Digital
  • News: Print
  • News: Radio
  • Social Media

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

Every day we have a lot of information by means of communication and and we don't know which ones are real and which ones are false. People could better filter the information received if states and health care institutions consistently gave their opinion about the information transmitted.

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

There are several cases of people who cannot reach information, people who do not have a permanent home or who simply do not have the possibility of using Internet or other communication systems.

What is your current profession?

Product Designer

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In what country are you located?



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