China’s appalling air pollution kills millions of people a year. A simple mask can protect effectively, yet not enough people wear them. I wanted to build something to raise awareness and encourage mask usage.
Through interviews I learned some reasons why people don't wear masks.
- People don’t know how harmful air pollution is.
- People don’t know how masks can protect them.
- People find wearing masks to be cumbersome and annoying.
I distilled my research insights into two guiding statements to frame the development of solutions.
How might we educate people about air pollution?
How might we use motivation to increase mask usage?