I found that the constraint map was a little hard to start. I used the book template for a starting point and found that I couldn’t really adapt it until the endpoints where I was able to tie in the specific constraints of needing to stay home, limited resources such as toilet paper and cleaning supplies, as well as most businesses shutting down. I think that the areas that present opportunities for change are how to meet human needs for exercise, food, hygiene products, education, and health care all while minimizing leaving the house and while many businesses are shutting down.
When looking through the media to see how people are responding, there is definitely a spectrum of feelings. There are those who are reacting like it is the zombie apocalypse and going into bunker mode, teenagers who are not taking it very seriously and are still hanging out with friends and going to parties, and those who are in the middle just trying to maintain as normal a life as possible. Some awesome things I’ve seen about people trying to help is by offering services such as child care who aren’t going to school, people going to the grocery store for elderly people so they don’t have to risk exposure, and many people donating to different causes such as Feed America to help the food banks. Some other creative ways that people are changing their habits or helping is others are people posting workouts that you can do at home, people having fun family game nights or movie nights, and finally, Jimmy Fallon still doing The Tonight Show from his home and posting it to youtube.
From the reactions I have seen in the media, I think that the constraints that present the best opportunity for change given the state of the pandemic are exercise, access to food, and entertainment. I hope to pursue these areas in the design challenge.