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The Better Normal

An online platform that connects us through our individual and collective hopes for the future.

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During this unprecedented time of social isolation, many are feeling uncertain about the future and struggling with their mental wellbeing. However, moments of crisis present opportunities for us to assess our past and present so that we can realize changes for the better. No one knows exactly what will come of this, but what is certain is that it is up to us to bring about the future we envision.

This platform is a crowdsourced web application where people can formulate and share their hopes and dreams about the future, and see what others think as well. Through positive emotional connection, we hope to bring people together in the present by thinking about the future. What will be the new normal? What should we make it? How can we make the future better than the present?

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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?

As the developers of the project, it has allowed us to reflect on the lasting effects of coronavirus and project forward in our own lives, while also showing us how others are thinking about their future 

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

We shared our project primarily through social media platforms and outreach to personal contacts

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

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

What is your current profession?

We are a team of students / design researchers

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In what country are you located?

United States


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