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?