Flooring Design Solutions in the Era of COVID-19

Flooring Design Solutions in the Era of COVID-19

07/28/21

Interior design plays a fundamental role in not only making education spaces functional, but also in creating a calm, soothing environment for students and faculty alike. Aesthetics—from color selection to layout—are crucial in helping schools re-emerge from the pandemic as safe spaces that promote emotional and psychological well-being.

Here to shed further light on the topic are David Dembowitz, Senior Vice President for Mohawk Group; Royce Epstein, A&D Design Director for Mohawk Group; and Rebekah Matheny, associate professor of interior design in the Department of Design at the Ohio State University.

This Viewpoint will provide the answers to:

  • What strategies are recommended for schools and institutions to help them reemerge post-pandemic?
  • How do you provide visual cues that don't hinder sightlines?
  • What are the things that draw people to a public space?
  • How do you envision the built environment changing to accommodate students after the pandemic?
  • What is systems thinking in terms of design solutions?
  • What best practices can schools use to incorporate human-centered design?
  • From the human-centered design approach, what about cleaning, maintenance and sanitation standards?
  • How can schools reset not just to get back to normal, but to move to an even better place, both operationally and socially?

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