Design Contributions for the COVID-19 Global Emergency (Part 1): Empirical Approaches and First Solutions
AbstractThis is a landmark publication for the field of design. It was catalysed by unprecedented
circumstances, as designers around the world had to rapidly deploy their competencies in
strategic problem-solving to help humanity in the fight against an invisible enemy during a
global pandemic. In alliance with other disciplines, from medicine to mechanical engineering,
from computing to anthropology, designers everywhere have addressed the challenges and
produced remarkable results through a diversity of initiatives. This Special Issue presents a
peer-reviewed sample of these initiatives.
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