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The COVID-19 pandemic has given us plenty to be angry about: deaths, illness, unemployment, closures, and for many: a life unrecognizable from before. During these times of uncertainty and fear, it can be helpful to focus one's energy on things within one's control: wearing a mask, washing one’s hands, and maintaining social distance. For some, that also means helping to build a mobile contact tracing app. Watch Part 1 in a two-part series, during which two of the volunteers working on New York State's COVID Alert NY mobile app talk about its design. In Part 2, a third volunteer will discuss the approaches to successive evaluation in the team’s iterative design process.
Volunteers at Tech:NYC
Fahd Arshad is a UX Strategist in the Office of the CTO at Bloomberg, where his mandate is to partner with various groups across Bloomberg to guide more visionary UX efforts. He is currently focused on the company’s UI Infrastructure, its accessibility efforts, and Bloomberg Connects, a partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies. Fahd was part of a multi-disciplinary team of volunteers that collaborated with New York State to design the COVID Alert NY mobile contact tracing app for its residents.