Design Solutions - Fall 2020 - 12

Schools have shifted
to virtual classrooms,
professionals conduct
meetings through web
conferencing,
churches use
live streaming
to reach their
congregation,
and doctors
now diagnose
via webcams,
which I
experienced first-hand this
summer when my son broke
his nose. I am grateful we
have all these resources and
that the technology was in
place to help us all adapt.
While some might argue
these online platforms are
not perfect or ideal, they can
be a mechanism to help us
cope during a time of need.

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Virtual Convention
AWI made the decision to
transition this year from our
in-person Annual Convention
to a virtual conference.
This was challenging, as we
acknowledged that so much
of convention is networking
and people interacting. We
also recognized that screen
time fatigue has become a
real issue due to the amount
of time being spent online
by many. But solutions are
found much easier when the
obstacles are known.
One attempted solution
that we relied on heavily was
the participation box. Every
participant received a box
of "swag" prior to the event.
The box was
filled with a
wide variety of
items, but each
item served the
same purpose.

The box was something
tangible, something to
trigger the inner human
being feeling that they
may experience while at
an event in person. This
simple connection is one that
the human brain needs to
experience, touch. It makes
the people on the screen
feel a little more real in the
moment.

Digital Goodbyes
While authoring this
article, my Grandpa passed
away. With Covid restrictions
at the hospital, only my
Grandma and one of his six
living children were allowed
to enter his room. It was via
Facetime that others
got to see him and share
their goodbyes. While
the technology was better
than nothing, it did not
replace the comfort of
human touch and interaction.
I encourage everyone to

be mindful of this as we
attempt to transition to the
new normal. Sift through
the adaptations that will be
here to stay and some of the
old that we will be able to
implement back into our lives.
I understand that I am
not alone experiencing
death during these times of
restriction. If you are aware
of someone who has dealt
with a loss or is struggling,
reach out and spend some
physical time with them. I
can only imagine it will be
well received. While we live
in "a digital world" it is still
full of human beings that
have real emotions and the
need of touch far beyond a
button at the bottom of the
screen titled "emotion" to
where you select from four
icons. I encourage everyone
to be that someone in a
life that could use a little
pick me up. You can be the
difference!



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