by Yazan Abbas, Alexandra P. Alberda, and Anna Feigenbaum

In this webcomic, we present three open-ended situations faced by the anxious citizen, who may already feel quite familiar, as they navigate decision-making in daily life post-lockdown. You as the reader are invited to contemplate your own circumstances and choices and how they complicate each of these scenarios.

This webcomic is intended to spark thoughtful and empathetic conversation while exploring the complexities of decision-making during our new and ever-changing post-lockdown lives.


COVID-19 Data Literacy is for everyone, comic cover image
COVID-19 Data Literacy is for everyone, comic cover image

Our pandemic lives are deeply entwined with data visualizations.​ From instructional hand-washing infographics, to calls to ‘flatten the curve,’ data visualisations are telling us how to live, and predicting our possible futures. As the cascade of open data relating to the COVID-19 virus grows, so too do the charts and graphs claiming to decipher, decode, and translate this data for everyday understanding.

In response to this data visualisation of our everyday lives, designers and data storytellers are working hard to fight graphics that represent ‘fake news’ and educate journalists, analysts and commentators to create better data visualisations.

We created this…

Alexandra P. Alberda

Research Illustrator, PhD candidate in Graphic Medicine and public engagement, Research Assistant for Civic Media Hub. Twitter: @ZandraAlberda

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