Inquisitive Slaps
In—demic, 2020

India has become the country with the most number of coronavirus cases outside of the United States and has a cumulative caseload of 4.28 million. It has affected me indirectly as I see my parents, relatives, friends and their parents getting affected because of the massive surge in infections. The government is regulating the data a lot because of which the media does not reveal much of what is going on, giving a false sense of normalcy which is laxing the seriousness of the situation. My goal through this app was to address the issue directly through the most common themes because of which the infections are spreading at such a massive rate. To spread awareness by giving the power of media to the public to educate each other by sharing their personal experiences in order to be more aware and careful.

The 8 themes are represented through 8 symbols which are used as filters to guide the user and help ease the process.

+Let people capture/record events in a safe and secure manner

+Show news/updates with respect to the specific issues.

+Scan issues with respect to location

+Conduct fundraisers in a safe and secure manner.

I believe that no system is perfect. I knew while making this application that it could be used in many different ways, and can have a negative impact on a lot of people’s mental health. However, is there a way to talk and care about difficult things or issues without really impacting anyone? When I talk about these subjects I feel a lot of emotions, because I care. These topics are not super calming to my nerves and it is not supposed to be that way. However, I am trying to explore different approaches to address a situation. Empathy is hard when you are designing for a country of over 1.353 billion.