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Responding to COVID-19 pandemic: interior designs’ trends of houses in Jordan

Anas Atef Shamaileh (Department of Interior Design, Faculty of Art and Design, Applied Science Private University, Amman, Jordan)

International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare

ISSN: 2056-4902

Article publication date: 15 May 2021

Abstract

Purpose

The emergence of COVID-19 pandemic in the late 2019 was accompanied by various consequences that included almost the entire life aspects worldwide. To cope with the pandemic, imposing restricted measures was required, such as quarantine, lockdown and social distancing. The purpose of this paper is to identify the houses' interior designs responses in Jordan under Covid-19 Pandemic.

Design/methodology/approach

Under such conditions, people have to spend long periods inside their houses. This issue highlighted the importance and the vital role of houses interior design in meeting the various needs of residents under emergent and changing conditions.

Findings

This study revealed current and future responses that may be implemented to cope with the pandemic consequences in terms of houses’ interior design. Moreover, a conceptual model was proposed. Number of suggestions and further research were introduced considering the revealed findings.

Originality/value

This study aimed at identifying the houses’ interior design responses in Jordan under COVID-19 pandemic. The study methodology adopted both inductive and qualitative approaches to achieve its goals. Under the qualitative approach, semi-structured interviews were undertaken by interviewing ten interior designers and academics.

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Acknowledgements

The researcher is grateful to Applied Science Private University for the remarkable motivation, which encouraged author to conduct this work.Relevance to design practice: the current research may provide clear insights for interior designers and households regarding how to implement changes to the current and future houses’ interior design to cope with the emergent pandemic and the potential conditions in the future.

Citation

Shamaileh, A.A. (2021), "Responding to COVID-19 pandemic: interior designs’ trends of houses in Jordan", International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJHRH-01-2021-0013

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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