2020: A Pandemic in Review
A Pandemic in Review reflects on the current epidemic and how it is affecting people around the world. Through a visual narrative as well as a news archive, the book encapsulates the events of early 2020.The spreads are split between news snippets during the pandemic as well as personal journal entries, they are placed side-by-side but separated through different type treatments. This book aimed to show the relationship between the general news responses to the disease as well as simultaneous personal thoughts and explorations.
Throughout the book, the photographs that were selected were also gathered from various news archives. They mainly all reflected either the news snippet or the personal entry. The images are focused on progressively getting darker. The design process was focused on showing how the pandemic moved in waves so the book was separated into sections that got changed in tints and went from orange to red to represent the changes that the world went through. The images were decided and paired through visual narrative exercises where I decided how to reflect my panicked narrative through images.
Hello Friend is the app that is designed *unofficially* for your safety. It is a platform for domestic abuse victims to access resources and collect evidence while staying safe and anonymous. Hello Friend provides a safe space for people in need through connecting users with long term support systems as well as providing quick access to emergency resources. It uses a simple and straightforward layout to help the user navigate, document information, and exit quickly. It features a dashboard page, resources page, and diary page. The dashboard features quizzes and quick helpful links, the resources page has information on physical resources as well as access to online audio or text chats with support lines, and the diary is set up for uploading files and writing password protected notes.
Hello Friend is the #1 app to help you get out. The app is password protected and anonymous, allowing you to exit the app, log out, and stop it from running in the background with the press of a button. It is also displayed as a "news app" in order to keep itself hidden until you are logged in.