Interdisciplinary Systemic Innovation for Healing and Creating Resilient Communities in the Post-COVID-19 era -30


Tanhao Gao, Jingwen Tian, Xiaotong Zhang, and Hongtao Zhou

The functioning mechanisms of society are encountered with enormous unexpected extreme problems and unanticipated butterfly effects, which are confronted with increasingly complex global challenges and faced with increasingly uncertain futures. The whole world operating system has been deeply influenced by the widespread COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic, social, and cultural catastrophes, and a large number of individuals have suffered severely psychologically pressure. Therefore, exploring systemic innovation to heal residents’ emotions, build resilient communities, and foster economic recovery and socially inclusive sustainable development is of great urgent and relevant importance in the post-COVID-19 period, which is challenging to be addressed by an isolated discipline or field. Therefore, this research will attempt to cooperate with uncertainty to reveal the potential for systemic innovation through a multidisciplinary analysis and research.

This research first presents three groups of stakeholders: the general public, vulnerable groups, and health care employees, to illustrate the systemic psychological burden of the COVID-19 pandemic on various communities. Then conducted, a multidisciplinary analysis containing psychology, medicine, sociology, and design in order to clarify the current approaches, practical impediments, and potential for system evolution. Finally, through a design thinking-oriented interdisciplinary systemic innovation, this research selects Chifeng Road as an experimental intervention location. It then presents an emotional healing system that integrates multidisciplinary perspectives and knowledge to reduce the surrounding residents’ psychological stress. And cultivate a resilient community that will enable them to adapt to life in the post-pandemic period more quickly while also carrying the potential for future social systemic innovation.

Keywords: interdisciplinary innovation, emotional healing system, post-pandemic design, resilient community

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