Global Design Practice: Mask Design in COVID-19 era

Open Access
Conference Proceedings
Authors: Wang SiweiDanhua Zhao

Abstract: Prior to the covid-19 pandemic, there were differences in the use of masks due to different cultural backgrounds. Since 2019, the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has caused a global health crisis. One of the effective protection methods is wearing a face mask in public areas according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The use of face masks in public settings has been widely recommended by public health officials during the current COVID-19 pandemic in various countries. This has made wearing a mask a daily practice for people around the world. It also makes the design of masks attract the attention of designers around the world. In this case, masks become a suitable object to study design practices in a global perspective. This paper reviews the process of normalizing the use of masks worldwide during the covid-19 era, different mask-wearing behaviours and mask design features, and the evolution of modern mask design during the COVID-19 era. Sorting out the design language of masks and their globalization process to provide reference for other design products to globalize.

Keywords: COVID, 19, mask design, design language, globalization

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1003376

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