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The
Story

POST COVID LIFE

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every corner of our lives.
Addressing COVID-19 in this country for however long the crisis remains – and preparing for the next outbreak – won’t be easy. THERE WILL BE NO OLD NORMAL; It would be NEW NORMAL.
In response to the pandemic, most governments agreed to close off their frontiers, attempting to stop spreading the virus and expecting to avoid having too many infected people. This policy was also protecting the health system from collapse while trying to save many human lives. Nevertheless, quarantines, closed factories, supply chain disruptions, and mobility restrictions affect the provision of services and goods production. The evolution of the disease and its economic impact are highly uncertain, making it difficult for policymakers to formulate appropriate macroeconomic policy responses.
 

Macroeconomics is a subject of study and intervention by nations that attempt to mitigate the damage caused by the current pandemic. However, governments may not be taking the economic hardships of some of the population's vulnerable sectors into account.

 

Street vendors are one such vulnerable sector given their level of poverty and economic dynamics. Street vendors belong to what is known as the informal economy, which due to its characteristics, places them outside the regulations regarding the use or occupation of public areas and roadways as workplaces. 

Area of
Study

#Street Vendors

Street vendors sell all kinds of goods or services to the public and work from temporary static structures, mobile stalls, or utilize head-loads instead of a permanent structure. This type of work has expanded tremendously in public spaces of cities of all sizes, especially in developing countries. Nonetheless, in recent decades, is a continually growing phenomenon, affecting both developed and developing countries. In many developing countries, street vending represents an essential income source for marginalized and impoverished people, especially for internal rural migrants. Moreover, in many developing countries, petty trade is performed mainly by less educated people

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Knowledge of the economic hardships of street vendors and their families can help understand their attitudes and needs in the face of the pandemic. While at the same time guide governments in designing strategies focused on that sector of the population. The fact that the State has the principal obligation to resolve and respond to the various necessities, interests, and preferences that supposedly satisfy every individual's basic needs should not be forgotten.
 
The “Stay at Home” or “Do not Go Out” media campaigns may not be useful for the group of people that do not receive a fixed salary and live in poverty

Current Scenario

I think street vendors are a relevant topic during this pandemic and I would like to know how they gonna cope up with the social life ahead. Because they were at greatest risk for coronavirus infection and these cluster was the Major potential source of the disease transmission in cities due to their mobility and exposure.
And for now the study limited to Kerala and Kerala is known as god’s own country and lot of travelers are coming to see the beauty of Kerala and lot of street vendors are live their life depending on them.

Primary Research

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Analysis and Inference

  • In all these previous studies the new strategies all are very effective except the area of food street vendors

  • System failure is due to more physical contact in these area

  • While having food from food vendors the all feeling is getting only by having it in that ambience and there by we automatically    comes in contact with lot of things and this will lead to spreading the virus easily

  • Especially in Distant places the rural people don’t even know about the online payments and all so that also too difficult

  • So contactless access or strategies is not that much efficient in this area 

Focused
Area

#FOOD_STREET_VENDORS

Focusing on the fixed street vendors, who selling food and snacks mostly for the travellers

Secondary Research

#BEFORE COVID

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Analysis and
Inference

  • Lots of attachments and memories are made from these places

  • Relaxing halt for travellers, especially riders

  • Mutual Understandings and Relationships

  • Midnight Friendships

  • Helping in cooking and serving

  • Self serving and honest

  • Money collection and calculation sometime by ourselves only

  • Chit Chat and Time passing

  • No online banking and all, always have a book to note the Money dealings and all

  • Decorating the shops, art works, graphics

  • Spending time to help the vendors and make them happy

  • Full of Happiness and Enjoyment

  • Music and Night Vibes

  • No fear and all 

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#DURING_COVID_LIVE_CASE_STUDY

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Inference

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Areas of
Intervention

Nowadays people are very much conscious about the hygiene and cleaning.


1.  Hand washing and spitting
2.  Food cooking - open air 
3.  Food Serving
4.  Washing of utensils, plates and spoon
5.  Availability of water
6.  Crowd management
7.   Money Handling

Design Brief 

To design a solution that would help the street vendors and also which help the customers to reduce the fear of transmission from the food vendor’s services
 
Key Notes : Hygiene and Health, Services which cannot avoid human touch

Ideation

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Design

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