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Generative social distance design: The Social Distance Lab, Lancaster, UK

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Publication date6/11/2020
<mark>Original language</mark>English
EventSeoul Design International Conference : New Design City Responding to Post-COIVD - South Korea, Seoul , Korea, Republic of
Duration: 5/11/20195/11/2019


ConferenceSeoul Design International Conference
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
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The research will consider public accessible buildings as test case for the development and implementation of automated wayfaring design for the post-pandemic recovery phase. As part of post-pandemic recovery planning, local government and retail buildings that house essential services for the public will be some of the first to be re-opened (1). This research aims to provide a unique methodology using Rhino and Grasshopper (2) to automate a risk analysis of existing floor plans to identify areas of social distance non-compliance (3). Using generative design methods, the work will go on to automate and implement optimised wayfinding designs to ameliorate the risk of areas identified as non-compliant.

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Seoul announced that the 2020 Seoul Design International Forum. where Korean and foreign experts who are actively working to create a sustainable society through a design gathering, will be taking place for two days on November 5-6, 2020. - The theme of the forum is "New Design City Responding to Post -COVID", and the "international seminar on universal design" and the "international forum on social problem-solving design, which were held separately before, will be integrated for the first time this year. The 2020 Seoul Design International Forum will be a venue where participants can discuss the values, roles, and future directions of design in our daily lives that have changed with the emergence of COVID-19. Additionally, the Seoul Metropolitan Government has plans to introduce its efforts and achievements as a city that leads the areas of universal design and social problem-solving design, as well as prepare a venue for experts and designers to share and discuss the advanced city designs of each country with the citizens. The forum will be comprised of four sessions. The discussion on "universal design· will take place on the first day and the discussion on the ·social problem-solving design will be held on the second day. A total of 10 speakers will introduce the new policies and directions that cause changes in cities under the sub-theme of "Post-COVID, Opportunity & Transformation for City Design in the universal design session on November 5 A total of nine speakers will introduce the public and private design projects that have responded to social crises including COVID-19 and examples of ways to prepare for the noncontact age under the sub-theme of "Design for Social Resilience in the Post-COVID" in the social problem-solving design session on November 6.