Needed Design Statement

Alexis Blizzard, Old Dominion University

Description/Abstract/Artist Statement

During my Design Seminar class there was an assignment called, “Needed Design.” My peers and I were asked “what does the world need?” After putting deep thought into it, I feel like the world needs more communication.

When COVID-19 harshly hit the entire world, it affected everyone. Thousands of lives were lost, unemployment rates were rising, and lack of communication. These issues are never ending with the coronavirus attacking the world by the second. Areas such as movie theaters, amusement parks, and other places of entertainment are still closed down for business. With the number of cases rising these places will remain closed due to safety precautions. COVID-19 has taken away families, friends, and loved ones from seeing each other.

I had an idea of bringing a small group of friends together for a socially distanced bonfire during Halloween. I kept the amount of people limited to 10 people because that was the state law for gatherings in Virginia. I had a fire pit for warmth and chairs were spread apart from one another. I also provided drinks, prepackaged food for S’mores, and takeaway bags which included; a mask, hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes, and candy. For entertainment, I had a protector and a speaker where we played the Nintendo switch. Everyone had their own controller that was sanitized before and after use. I felt like this was a great way for my friends to come together and have fun and feel safe at the same time.

 
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Needed Design Statement

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During my Design Seminar class there was an assignment called, “Needed Design.” My peers and I were asked “what does the world need?” After putting deep thought into it, I feel like the world needs more communication.

When COVID-19 harshly hit the entire world, it affected everyone. Thousands of lives were lost, unemployment rates were rising, and lack of communication. These issues are never ending with the coronavirus attacking the world by the second. Areas such as movie theaters, amusement parks, and other places of entertainment are still closed down for business. With the number of cases rising these places will remain closed due to safety precautions. COVID-19 has taken away families, friends, and loved ones from seeing each other.

I had an idea of bringing a small group of friends together for a socially distanced bonfire during Halloween. I kept the amount of people limited to 10 people because that was the state law for gatherings in Virginia. I had a fire pit for warmth and chairs were spread apart from one another. I also provided drinks, prepackaged food for S’mores, and takeaway bags which included; a mask, hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes, and candy. For entertainment, I had a protector and a speaker where we played the Nintendo switch. Everyone had their own controller that was sanitized before and after use. I felt like this was a great way for my friends to come together and have fun and feel safe at the same time.