Many are calling lockdown a social nightmare, while others are thriving and can’t imagine going back to ‘normal’. Canvas8 spoke to Jenn Granneman, author of The Secret Lives of Introverts, to understand why certain people love being at home and what brands can do to better cater to them.
Jenn Granneman is the author of The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World, an introvert guide and manifesto. She is also the founder of IntrovertDear.com, the world’s largest community and blog for introverts.
Rebecca Smith is the Head of Toolkit at Canvas8. With a background in psychology, she has worked with global clients such as Google, Nike, and Mars, exploring everything from what people want from a fake tan to Gen Z’s relationship with social media. Outside of work, you’ll find her binge-watching reality TV, listening to hyperpop, or with her nose buried in a fantasy novel.
The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally altered the nature of daily life, from postponing major events and shutting down entire industries to restricting the movement of billions worldwide. Canvas8 spoke to 19 people to understand how they’re coping with and adapting to these changes.
As people across the globe abruptly adjust to remote working, many have faced challenges – from WiFi woes to toddler tantrums on Zoom. Canvas8 spoke to Dave Cook, an anthropologist at University College London, to better understand how people can perform their best when working remotely.
Whether walking into a room full of strangers or giving a speech, most people will have felt shy at some point in their lives. But what role does this emotion play in society? Canvas8 sat down with Joe Moran, author of Shrinking Violets: A Field Guide to Shyness, to understand why people are shy.
As the COVID-19 pandemic restricts people’s movement, domestic habits are being shaken up to stave off boredom and maintain social ties. Canvas8 spoke to 18 people from around the world to understand how they’re spending their time in self-isolation and what new routines they’ve established.