Review: Information resource orchestration during the COVID-19 pandemic: A study of community lockdowns in China

Home/Review: Information resource orchestration during the COVID-19 pandemic: A study of community lockdowns in China

Review: Information resource orchestration during the COVID-19 pandemic: A study of community lockdowns in China

Review: Information resource orchestration during the COVID-19 pandemic: A study of community lockdowns in China

This study explored how families use online information to adapt during the COVID-19 quarantine.

During the pandemic, quarantined individuals use online technology to seek updated information about the outbreak and self-protective recommendations and to communicate, shop, work, and study. To meet the needs of various groups, information and technologies must be tailored and adapted to the target audience. For example, elderly individuals need to know how to use technology to communicate with others for social and informational needs. Middle-aged adults need tools for conducting work remotely and to gather information for health and parenting, and children use online tools for educational and entertainment purposes. Providing support, adequate information, and clear guidance will increase the ability of one to use online information effectively.

|2020-05-14T11:19:40-04:00May 14th, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|0 Comments

About the Author: Maria Brann

Maria Brann
Dr. Maria Brann, PhD, MPH, is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and affiliate faculty with the Injury Control Research Center at West Virginia University. She explores the integration of health, interpersonal, and gender communication. Her translational focus and mixed methods approach are woven throughout her health vulnerabilities research, which advocates for more effective communication to improve people’s health and safety. Her primary research interests focus on the study of women’s and ethical issues in health communication contexts and promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors to improve personal and public health and safety. She researches communication at both the micro and macro levels and studies how communication influences relationships among individuals and with the social world.

Get Involved with Indiana CTSI