Flooring Design Solutions in the Era of COVID-19 OnDemand

Life has shifted into a new era due to the arrival of Covid-19, which has impacted every aspect of our lives, from the personal, to the professional, from communities to business. We are all trying to determine how to move forward, and how to re-emerge into public life during and after the pandemic. There are so many questions to address: Will we go back to life as normal? Or will we reset to better face global challenges in the future? How will culture change? How will our interpersonal behaviors and relationships change? And what will the built environment look like? All these questions relate directly to design. As the nature of workplace, education, healthcare, hospitality, and retail sectors emerge from pandemic challenges, we must redesign public spaces to adapt to our new realities. We will see a paradigm shift that addresses how we move through and experience physical space in relation to other people. This presentation will examine the current state of interior design impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The focus will be how we can return to public space with new strategies for flooring as a tool to design in this new era.
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Which strategy is NOT in alignment with “Intentional communication”?

What strategies are needed for people to feel safe to return to public spaces?

Using patterned flooring or carpet can activate a zone for specific functions:
Visual cohesion in the built environment eases stress.
A “Floorscape” is a landscape created by materials intended for the floor.
New typologies in the hybrid public spaces will include smaller gathering areas and wellness for individuals.
Which is NOT a strategy for human-centered design?

Which market segments benefit from systems thinking for product layouts?

What to look for when using a systems approach to flooring?

Future hybrid work solutions include a mixture of both physical and virtual experiences, with a focus on social interactions in the office.