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Hanging out with friends on video chat on a Saturday night.

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There was a story in the Times about new forms of socializing, and as someone that finds energy in being with others, this was inspiring as to how to navigate the emotions of social distancing.

This New Yorker piece also highlights the physical and mental impact of social isolation, and how being with each other is necessary for health:

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

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

Inspired me to reach out to others to encourage them, and also go through a mental list of who might need to connect with someone, and reach out to them.

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

In conversation.

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • News: Digital
  • News: Print
  • News: Radio
  • Word of Mouth
  • Employer

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

The details of sheltering in place (in Chicago) and what that exactly means you should do or not do.

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

What is considered "essential" and how that impacts those workers' health.

What is your current profession?

design researcher

In what city are you located?


In what country are you located?



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