“If the design looks a bit shoddy, you think what’s going on is a bit shoddy”, speculates Eliza Williams of Creative Review, trying to explain the haphazard, confusing and ‘strikingly ugly’ visuals of the UK government’s Covid-19 messaging in this article in The Guardian.
Beatrice Kaufmann works as a research associate at the Bern University of the Arts (HKB). Her field of interest is health care communication design and social design. She has extensive practical experience as a graphic designer and illustrator.
“Learning from Corona” is particularly concerned with questions concerning the visualisation of the current pandemic, as well as related questions in the health care system that have become visible through the crisis. It is a blog of the Bernese research group Health Care Communication Design HCCD. HCCD is conducting interdisciplinary research on issues relating to health and design.