• Jing Liu School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Lingnan Normal University, Zhanjiang, China
  • Fucheng Wan School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Lingnan Normal University, Zhanjiang, China
  • Khairul Manami Kamarudin Faculty of Design and Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Rosalam Che Me Faculty of Design and Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Ruhaizin Sulaiman Faculty of Design and Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia




Behaviour Change, Pandemic Prevention And Control, Public Design, Pubilc Health


Protective behaviours – such as wearing face masks, ensuring good hygiene, maintaining social distancing, and limiting physical contact – have been acknowledged as effective non-pharmaceutical solutions for pandemic prevention. However, many people often fail to adhere to these behaviour modifications. To better understand the issue, this study explores individuals' behaviour change situations during the COVID-19 pandemic and proposes appropriate design strategies. To collect valuable data for analysis, the researcher utilized three qualitative methods including observation, nominal group technique (NGT), and a user interview. Five facets of the current behaviour change situation were examined in Hefei, China. These include surveillance, publicity and information dissemination, public facilities and auxiliary tools design, people's attitudes towards behaviour change, and their actual behaviour performance. Moreover, the researchers also examined key challenges and design limitations of behaviour change situations, which were ranked based on voting results from three NGT groups. These theoretical findings may provide valuable insights to guide practical designs and policymaking within the domain of pandemic prevention and control.



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How to Cite

Liu, J., Wan, F. ., Kamarudin, K. M., Che Me, . R., & Sulaiman, R. (2022). EXPLORING BEHAVIOUR CHANGE SITUATIONS FOR PANDEMIC PREVENTION AND CONTROL IN PUBLIC SPACES IN HEFEI, CHINA. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 22(3), 200–210. https://doi.org/10.37268/mjphm/vol.22/no.3/art.1706