Design Informed by the Pandemic: COVID-19 Best Practices in Human-centered Design

In the midst of a global pandemic and developing information from the CDC, government, and local healthcare agencies, it seems as if we’re all trying to find the best way forward — balancing these changes and defining a “new normal” that supports healthier, safer workplaces, schools, hospitals, airports and everything in between. In response to these changes, Corgan released its latest report,  Design Informed by the Pandemic: COVID-19 Best Practices in Human-centered Design.

This report applies these recommendations to the built environment to create intuitively healthy spaces. Encouraging systematic and behavioral changes that extend beyond regular cleaning and social distancing, the report outlines immediate pre-vaccine strategies that are beneficial in a post-vaccine world.

Serving as a guideline for applying building science and emerging technologies, data and transparent communication to our understanding of the ways we perceive and respond to our environment, the report explores how our response to COVID-19 has reshaped our architectural vocabularies and standards. Rather than responding to any single threat, these responses accelerate the continued demand for healthier buildings, happier occupants, and places that are rooted in the enduring benefit of human-centered design.

We hope you find these COVID-19 Best Practices in Human-centered Design to be useful!



Learn more about COVID-19 Best Practices in Human-centered Design on Corgan's latest episode of TheSquare, an audio/video podcast exploring the intersection of user experience, data and research, and human-centric design.

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