Abstract：The author has been writing a "Coronavirus Design Diary" about the ways in which design can help to support the new
ways of living brought about by the global outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in 2020. In his frst fve entries he covers a
range of architectural and urban design issues, including the layout of ofce spaces, new forms of urban mobility and the
redesign of streets. He writes about the way the 2020 is triggering changes in human life and behaviour, including ways
of learning, ways of communicating with others, and even involving our understanding of time and space. Some of these
changes are obvious, some are not easily noticeable, some are temporary, and more are continuous and far-reaching.