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?
Can design be influenced to create an outcome 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. Public transportation has the potential for high risk of infection due to enclosed spaces. Another response could explore the transformation of public first-aid and close contact with strangers who may fall ill. What are the precautions that would be needed along with redesigned kits, to aid medically in this situation.