Hello John, thanks for starting this I found comforting to have some space for slow processing these times.
My main activities last year has been around teaching, both live (MICA - Maryland Institute College of Art) and remotely (Trust In Play - the European School of Urban Game Design), the latter changed not in the formal aspect but because our trainee are facing a lot of stress and they are vulnerable professional (freelancing, artist, and so on).
Teaching live will shift to remote teaching in the next month, my campus closed last week and we are now moving all the activities online.
A lot of my friends in Italy are experiencing some remote-working but also companies are asking them to use their paid leave and stay home.
So far a friend that is working in the food industry is still going to work, their company is going to be open through the crisis.
@jasen_lakic I’m really happy to hear that you work with games!
For this year Global game Jam together with a friend we had designed a board game and we were ready to pitch to a lot of publisher, but Unpub, one of the main fair for unpublished games as been canceled and we heard that everybody in the industry is really scared now. Board games are like the opposite of social distancing, 4 people around a table, touching and moving the same pieces
I’m now slowing myself down, I wrote a daily routine and I’m trying to stick with it, plus I made a plan with projects and things that I want to do in the next six weeks, after doing this I felt really good, self-discipline helps me usually.
I’m also working in long term projects, so I agree with @noemi that is really hard to re-design in a daily changing reality, that’s why if I have to do it, I go usually with the worst scenario on the plate and then I design from that, (still so far I never considered really radical/survival scenarios.)