Conference Recordings

Designing an Inclusive Post-pandemic Return to Campus

Published July 12, 2021
Presented by Katherine Hunter, The Ohio State University | Rebekah Matheny, The Ohio State University
Planning Types: Campus Planning

In order to safely bringing students back to campus during the pandemic, it is imperative that we study diverse individual student journeys and actively engage them in co-designing the solutions. This session will explore the process, key insights, and design interventions from our research project focused on designing a post-pandemic return to campus. Come learn how you can apply student-centered research and design-thinking methods to solve the urgent problem of safely bringing students back to campus.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explain how to use design-thinking in developing a co-design workshop.
  2. Engage current students in the co-design process to develop solutions that actively consider their perspectives and safety.
  3. Assess current student concerns about the pandemic's impact on their education, wellbeing, and university experience.
  4. Discuss design interventions that can safely bring students back to campus during and after the pandemic.


Katherine Hunter, Student Research Assistant, The Ohio State University
Rebekah Matheny, Associate Professor, Department of Design, The Ohio State University

Continuing Education Units: AIA HSW 1 Unit (SCUP56C1196) | AICP CM 1 Unit

Recorded 7/12/21.

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