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Pandemic Design Thinking

My goal is to innovate the most efficient and effective designs to reduce and prevent virus transmission.

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What is the need are you focusing on?

The COVID-19 virus survives on fabric just a fraction of the time that it can live on surfaces like plastic and metal. Tying fabric handles (in the easy and * pretty * form of ribbons) on frequently touched public handles could reduce the likelihood of virus transmission. Further, the fabric incorporates A LOT more surface area, so even if the virus IS on the ribbon when you touch it, the odds of you touching the same part that the infected person touched are greatly reduced. Let’s redirect the touching of metal and plastic handles with safer fabric alternatives.

What is the best example of business adaption you’ve seen in response to COVID-19?

Rethinking what we interact with, while living in a pandemic struck world.

What is your profession?

Project Manager; Mental Health Tech Startup

Where are you located (country)?

The United States

Where are you located (region)?

  • North America

Which industry do you work in?

  • Customer Experience/Service
  • Designer(UX/CX/Design Research)
  • Entrepreneur/Investor

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your submission? Are you participating in these efforts?



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