I finally finished reading Sprint, a book published by the Google Venture designers Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky and Braden Kowitz. I knew about design sprints, and have had the chance to participate in a few, including one with Jake himself.
Forever Beta is publishing a bedtime storybook specifically written to remind and reassure children that there is hope and happiness to look forward to beyond the pandemic. It comes on the back of a University of Oxford study showing that children have shown increases in negative physical and emotional mental health symptoms during lockdown
A bedtime story to bring hope and optimism to our children’s bedsides. Majken Gram and Felipe Faria, the authors of the book, said: “We - as adults - are so stressed out about home working and home-schooling and everything else right now that we forget how stressful this situation is to our kids, how much this weighs on their minds. So we wanted to create a safe space for the kids - a place where there’s no pandemic that they can go to in their dreams.”
...we wanted to create a safe space for the kids - a place where there’s no pandemic that they can go to in their dreams...
The book was illustrated by Bruno Rovaratto whose aim with the design was to create ordinary moments, such as meeting neighbors or visiting granny, and portray them in the most extraordinary way.
100% of the profits will go to the UK children’s charity Barnardo’s, with London agency Forever Beta paying for all printing and production costs.
For more information and to help make sure to visit http://www.aplacewithnopandemic.com