Interaction Designer

Post Catalog: Design for Disaster Planning


Implementing Infrastructure for Post-Disaster Planning

Post Catalog                                                                                                                                                                                    Photo credit: Charlotte McCurdy

Skills utilized: Speculative design, user research (interviewing & surveying), Adobe programs (Photoshop & Indesign)

The Post company (poised as a new startup) is a response to the prompt: "How might we reinvigorate public interest and increase engagement around reducing the nuclear threat using the tools and methods of industrial design?"

Post Catalog items                                                                                   Photo credit: Charlotte McCurdy

Post is a subscription service that allows subscribers who have chosen to prepare for the coming nuclear disaster conflict to prepare gradually and passively. Post is based on three subscription levels. Level 1 is a basic prepared-ness for a nuclear conflict; plan 2 is an upgrade to include post-event self sufficiency and plan 3 is an upgrade to include a fallout shelter and access to new infrastructure. Subscribers receive a delivery each month- hand picked by threat experts and tailored to the user. Post does the work of analyzing geographic region and running geopolitical models to tailor subscription baskets to fit each user’s most likely Post scenario (i.e. instant death, blast zone, radiation exposure, fallout, economic collapse, etc.). 

Post has an ambitious 10 year growth plan. Phase 1 is a lifestyle -subscription service for the design-conscious consumer preparing for the coming nuclear disaster. In phase 2, Post becomes the inclusive provider of infrastructure needs in the post-disaster world. This includes comprehensive tunnel, delivery and communication infrastructure. 

Post was completed as a group project with Charlotte McCurdy and Jen Spatz in a sponsored studio by N Square in response to nuclear security.

Below are photos of our user research methods and process. We conducted surveys and interviews to get an understanding of how people perceive nuclear threats and their amount of knowledge. There is also a brief introduction of our survey results. These surveys and interviews were crucial to inform us of the final project; the Post Catalog. 

Random interview surveying

Participant responding to survey

Participant responding to survey

Project teammates, Charlotte McCurdy & Jennifer Spatz

Project teammates, Charlotte McCurdy & Jennifer Spatz

Survey results: Mapping existential threats across responsibilty

Survey results: Mapping existential threats across responsibilty

Survey results: Mapping existential across risk and devastation

Survey results overview