How will we respond and be fully equipped when faced with a medical emergency, especially in a public scenario and those who are more vulnerable. What does data show, & how will first aid and medical care evolve, and what will it look like?
Using existing statistics I pulled from Google and Statista, UK fatalities were visually plotted and compared month by month for 2020, up to September. UK cases by gender and age (as of July) were also compared, showing fluctuations in scale for both male and female. The data shows that females experienced a higher case rate within the majority of age ranges, however according to news reports and statistics, male counterparts experienced a higher death rate. This data-driven project aims to compare statistics visually. It also begs the question - what is creativity's role to play?
Driven by the data and existing news around Covid-19, can design be used in a public scenario? Where we are more likely to catch germs, what other design systems, apart from the sanitary hand gels, screens and masks can be used to help protect us.
For this initial project, I have chosen to focus on two areas of study. One has potential high risk due to infection on public transportation, depending on how crowded they are and the fact that they are within enclosed spaces. This can increase the spread of Coronavirus. The other area aims to explore the transformation of public first-aid, close contact with strangers who may fall ill and the precautions that would be needed along with redesigned kits to aid medically in this situations.