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Winter Olympics 2022 Design Study

Design a system to solve issues associated with complex information sets and rich media
- Research and identify a problem to solve through observation of existing systems.
- Identify a target user(s) and specific subset that you will address with your solution.
- Research other available solutions and identify opportunities.
- Demonstrate how your system meets the needs and expectations of your audience through research and documentation.



Research, Ideation, visuals, Prototyping


3 Month Project

Tools Used 

Adobe CC, Figma

Background Research 

Spectators at the Winter Olympics — which were already limited to residents of China — will be allowed to clap, but not shout, in support of athletes. Waiters, cleaners and other support staff will not be allowed to leave Olympic venues to visit their families. And any Olympic participants leaving the vicinity for the rest of China will be required to spend at least one week in quarantine, followed by at least two weeks of isolation at home.

China has barred overseas spectators from entering the country. It is allowing vaccinated foreign athletes, trainers, coaches, referees, journalists and a few others to enter without enduring the usual two or more weeks of quarantine followed by a week of home confinement.

The exemption, however, comes with a stringent requirement that foreigners not leave a “closed loop” of hotels and sports venues, linked by special buses and trains.

For many athletes and teams, though, the heartbreak of having years of hard work erased by a positive test (COVID-19) on the eve of the Games seemed almost unimaginable. That fear has led to changes large and small.

Current Situation

In the Netherlands, the national speedskating trials — typically a boisterous, multiday affair held in front of tens of thousands of fans — will take place next week behind closed doors amid nationwide lockdowns, with only teams and select members of the news media allowed to enter the rink.

In Austria, a group of American biathletes training at a high-altitude camp in Ramsau am Dachstein has been sending a single staff member out for sporadic visits to the grocery store with a big shopping list containing the athletes’ various requests, as part of an effort to limit potential exposure.

And Olympic hopefuls attending the U.S. figure skating championships next month in Nashville — where masks will be required for fans, but vaccinations will not — are already mapping out plans to avoid risky situations. Madison Hubbell, an American ice dancer, said major figure skating competitions were already infamous for spreading colds and flus. As in previous years, Hubbell will be staying in a rental apartment rather than the team hotel.


Athletes need a suitable environment to release these stresses after prolonged, high-intensity closed training sessions. They also need to live in this "close loop" community for more than a month while adapting to this new community and arranging their training.


Design an APP specifically for offline athletes in the park. In order to participate in this Winter Olympics, each athlete has undergone a long-term high-intensity closed training in their country due to the COVID-19 situation, and they come here The second Winter Olympics can only stay in a specific Olympic park, so they also need to use this opportunity to release themselves well, and also want to meet more people. 

Information Architecture



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