Congratulations to Dr. Arlene Bailey on her latest publication.
Pschetz, L., Bailey, A., Rankin, J., Enright, J., & Wilson, M. (2022). Designing with predictive models: Situating the Covid Aware app in Jamaica. In (Morton, S. (ed.)) Designing Interventions to Address Complex Societal Issues (pp. 96-112). Routledge.
In this chapter, the authors describe the design process of a rapid-response project that combined knowledge from several disciplines to design and implement a mobile phone application to raise awareness of the risks of Covid-19 in Jamaica. They discuss the framing of the project, the challenges that emerged during the design and implementation of a pilot application, and the process by which members of the team discussed and compromised on recommendations in order to achieve a concrete outcome within the proposed time frame. The epidemiological estimates were approximate, derived from a variety of sources over various stages of the pandemic. As such, they needed to be carefully presented to avoid misunderstanding or false affirmations. The epidemiological estimates were approximate, derived from a variety of sources over various stages of the pandemic.