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Human behaviour is perhaps the single biggest factor that impacts our lives, our environment and our world as a whole, creating significant challenges from climate change to the Covid-19 pandemic. The last half year has clearly demonstrated this in regards of both. Whether one believes that Covid-19 is an unavoidable evolutionary development or a result of careless human action, differences in how individual nations have handled the pandemic have shown clear differences in results. Where precautions were taken early, the rise and spread of cases was significantly slowed and reduced. Where not, the reverse has been the case, as for example in the USA and Brazil, resulting in large numbers of casualties (WHO, 2020a, 2020b).

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Aug 11th, 12:00 AM

DRS2020 Editorial: Designing for Responsible Action in Times of Need – the Design for Behaviour Change SIG

Human behaviour is perhaps the single biggest factor that impacts our lives, our environment and our world as a whole, creating significant challenges from climate change to the Covid-19 pandemic. The last half year has clearly demonstrated this in regards of both. Whether one believes that Covid-19 is an unavoidable evolutionary development or a result of careless human action, differences in how individual nations have handled the pandemic have shown clear differences in results. Where precautions were taken early, the rise and spread of cases was significantly slowed and reduced. Where not, the reverse has been the case, as for example in the USA and Brazil, resulting in large numbers of casualties (WHO, 2020a, 2020b).

 

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