I Acclimatized Mental Model
Who would have thought? In just about a couple of months, a new paradigm has emerged. A paradigm that brings with itself changed ways of working, new domains, new economy, new corporate conflicts and beyond all this an altered, reformed cognitive process. This paradigm is as profound as the invention of the internet or in the world of UI/UX design, the launch of the iPhone in 2007.
In early February, as COVID-19 cases rose worldwide, most of us thought the event would pass just like the Swine Flu, COVID-19’s milder cousin from 2009. When news of layoffs or companies going remote from within the industry started pouring in a few of us still believed it was far off. But the paradigm has been like the approaching Tyrannosaurus rex in the side view mirror of the 1993 film Jurassic Park. Closer than it appeared and far too real. It forced millions of people in the workforce, including designers, to swiftly adapt their ways of working and thinking.