University of Oulu

Guido Giunti and Vasiliki Mylonopoulou. 2020. Designing during, and for Pandemics: A multidisciplinary approach. In Proceedings of the 11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Shaping Experiences, Shaping Society (NordiCHI '20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 126, 1–3. DOI:

Designing during, and for pandemics : a multidisciplinary approach

Saved in:
Author: Giunti, Guido1,2; Mylonopoulou, Vasiliki3
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2TU Delft, Delft, Netherlands
3University of Gothenberg, Gothenberg, Sweden
Format: abstract
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.4 MB)
Persistent link:
Language: English
Published: Association for Computing Machinery, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-11-03


COVID-19 pandemic may have captured our attention over the last months, but there are several pandemics currently active. Understanding the nature of a pandemic and learning how to design for, and during a pandemic is more than a contemporary need. In this workshop we will introduce the stages of a pandemic using a public health perspective, and together with the participants, we will reflect on designing for each stage and different potential stakeholders. The aim of the workshop is to explore how we design during pandemics such as COVID-19 and how these situations can influence the design of previously developed health and wellbeing related solutions, as well as our practices as designers. The objectives are to: (1) gain understanding regarding infectious outbreaks, (2) explore design opportunities and challenges during rapidly changing contexts, (3) reflect on the effect of a pandemic on the design process. The benefits of this multidisciplinary workshop are multiple, some of which are: understanding of the pandemic, familiarizing with design tools suitable for designing through pandemics, and exploration of ideas on designing for and during pandemics.

see all

ISBN Print: 978-1-4503-7579-5
Pages: 1 - 3
DOI: 10.1145/3419249.3420096
Host publication: NordiCHI '20: Proceedings of the 11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Shaping Experiences, Shaping Society. October 2020, Tallinn, Estonia
Conference: Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
217 Medical engineering
3112 Neurosciences
3121 General medicine, internal medicine and other clinical medicine
Copyright information: © 2020 Copyright held by the owner/author(s). This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in {Source Publication},