In early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic was declared around the world,and as a result of the impact, all businesses except for those considered essential had to close indefinitely, and most office workers began working from home in the United States.
In a collaborative effort to face the COVID-19 crisis, the COVID-19Design Challenge - global initiative started in March 2020, by the WorldDesign Organization (WDO), IBM Design, and Design for America (DFA). The goal was to mobilize designers globally to contribute their skills to the challenges of the coronavirus spread, turn anxieties into action, and use design thinking skills to help us all get through the pandemic.
As a co-creator, I shared my design skills, employed Enterprise Design Thinking, conducted rapid research, defined personas and generated ideas. Our results and insights were brought to the broader global team, bringing the team and ideas together.
I led the design of sketched personas, posters, presentation decks, and built the COVID-19 Design Challenge website with the website core team