African Swine Fever is a highly contagious and deadly swine disease that can affect both farm-raised and feral (wild) pigs of all ages. ASF doesn't infect people, but it is readily passed from one pig to another by direct contact with bodily fluids from an infected pig.
It is estimated that 43.46 million pigs in China died either due to ASF virus infection, being culled to stamp out the virus or as a consequence of other ASF-related impacts during the first year of the ASF outbreaks, accounting for 6.3% of the total number of pigs slaughtered in 2018 (that is, 693.824 million). The total economic loss caused by the ASF outbreak is estimated to be about US$111.2 billion.
Since no ASF vaccine has been developed yet, the spread of ASF can be prevented only by early detection and the strict application of classical disease control methods, including surveillance, epidemiological investigation, tracing of pigs, stamping out in infected holdings, biosecurity measures, quarantine, and animal movement control.
This is my first time designing an industry product from conception to completion. Its design process faces more constraints than a consumer product because an established workflow sometimes is reluctant to change. Its user experience consideration falls upon the efficiency of acquiring information. Therefore, we should pay attention to the logic behind the screens and be crystal clear about its user scenarios.
Due to the Covid surge and the quarantine policy, we couldn't leave the city to carry out the user research and testing in the most ideal way. But through remote measures and other prototyping techniques, we were still able to simulate the use case and test our solutions for iteration.