Track: Human Factors and Ergonomics
Covid-19 pandemic has been affected globally as it forced us to change our behavior and daily activities. Physical distancing and health protocols as recommended by the authority had become a new norm to prevent human-to human infection for over a year since the pandemic announced for the first time in early 2020. The protocols were applied in all public spaces, included health facilities such as hospital, clinic, and pharmacy. This research is discussing the possibility of seating configuration to help patients of pediatric clinic in Jakarta avoiding physical interaction in the waiting area. Visitor management in Pediatric clinic become more crucial during the Covid-19 pandemic as the clinics were attended by infants, kids and adults. Proxemics in literature review and field observation were used as basic method to analyze the possibilities and determine the recommendation. The result is explaining how the seating configurations are able to interfering the way people interact each other.
Proxemics, Interior, Furniture, Pediatric, Health protocol