The Great Realisation


This poem/bedtime story may not be directly related to education or online learning, but it is related to the pandemic and the emotions and changes surrounding it. It has had a huge impact on a lot of people’s lives, and their perspectives on the world around them. For a lot of the young children, it is probably mostly confusion, but I’ve spoken to several parents who have expressed how much better they feel they know their children, and how they’ve grown stronger as a family as a result of the pandemic. This is obviously not always the case, but it is an example of the potential the virus has to change us for the good. As a designer, it is crucial to be aware of the changes going on in people’s lives and the stresses they might be experiencing, like the stress that many parents are having trying to educate their children while working at the same time.

I’ve seen a trend of positivity and optimism in a lot of the art I have found during this time in which the world seems to be in chaos. If I had to guess, it would be because positivity is what people want to and need to see right now. People are tired of staying home and living in fear and want to believe that something good will come out of all this. It is important to consider and understand this as a designer designing for today’s society. How might we incorporate and spread positivity and optimism through what we design?