COVID-19 is impacting and reshaping daily life for everyone around the globe. We invited anyone to participate and share your experience and learnings—every insight is valuable to sharpening our thinking.
We asked participants to share their experience regarding information and inspiration they saw around the COVID-19 outbreak that helped tthem change your behavior and make new decisions.
IDEO coordinated with global response authorities who want to make sure people have actionable, relevant information around COVID-19. The Challenge was launched to share a range of experiences from around the world with them, showing how people are accessing information: What’s working well to motivate behavior change, what isn't working, and what feels missing.
COVID-19 is changing the lives of people and communities around the world each second. The rapidness of the outbreak has left individuals and organizations alike grasping for information and actions that can be taken to stay safe and healthy in completely new and uncertain circumstances.
As a global community, we are grappling with how to nurture and care for ourselves and each other, even though we might not fully understand the ramifications of the situations unfolding around us, and while we navigate the new reality of social distancing. Information and access to it looks different for people around the world, as do responses to that information. Meanwhile, our spirits continue to seek and respond to stories and moments of beauty, joy, and inspiration that remind us of our humanity. And time continues to be of the essence, as we work to build supportive systems that will allow people to feel informed, connected, and prepared with each stage of the outbreak.
IDEO is currently in touch with global response authorities who want to make sure people have actionable, relevant information around COVID-19. We'd like to share a range of experiences from around the world with them, showing how people are accessing information: what’s working well to motivate behavior change, what isn't working, and what feels missing.
Mar 18, 2020
Mar 31, 2020
This included posting information and practices that have helped people change behavior, make decisions, and gain inspiration.
Participants shared their experience regarding information and inspiration they've seen around the COVID-19 outbreak that has helped them change their behavior and make new decisions. Over 900 experiences were shared from 80+ countries.
This Challenge started on March 18, 2020 and closed on March 31, 2020.
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Sustainable and Equitable Access to information
How might we ensure that information about COVID-19 spreads into communities around the world, enabling every person to stay healthy and safe while avoiding misinformation and unnecessary fear?
Inspiring and uplifting each other
How might we leverage creativity and thoughtfulness to nurture each other emotionally and spiritually while adapting to a new normal?
Thoughtful preparation for a new reality
How might we thoughtfully and effectively learn to prepare ourselves, our families, and our communities for this new reality brought forth by COVID-19?
Senior Program Lead