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Social Distancing Simulator

Using visual information design to show the effect of actions.

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Showing rather than telling. This article used a visual display of information to let people run simulated experiments themselves -- rather than just telling people what to do, it let the importance of it sink in. 

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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 emphasized just how many people needed to stay out of contact with others to stop the spread. So this was the tipping point, where I finally wrapped my head around the fact that I wasn't going to be in the presence of anyone but my own household for a month. 

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

Slack, texting

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • News: Digital
  • Employer

What is your current profession?

Design strategist

In what city are you located?

San Francisco

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