A Little Homework

Spend 15 minutes today looking at different countries’ official Covid response website(s).

[Note: the multiple here is best exemplified by the United States, which has at least two top-level sites — neither one of which is very clear on who or what it’s for.]

Start with the “five eyes” — Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States — and venture further if you wish.

What do you notice? Why do you think it is that way?


When encountering a website, consider:

  • Who is this for?
  • What is this for? (What one specific action am I supposed to take on this page?)
  • What would it take to break this site? (And what happens when it breaks?)
  • If I didn’t read English (or go to college), what would I understand?