Understanding today’s workforce, and tailoring design strategies to fit the needs of specific companies, plays a much larger role in our design process than simply following the latest fads.
Microsoft let me sit in on the rehearsal for its futuristic “meetings of the future” demo in Orlando. Here’s what I learned.
America still has its residual cubicles and cubicle-derivative products and, along with parts of mainland Europe, still sees the open plan per se as revolutionary while other parts of the world see it as mainstream or even old hat.
Designing spaces that promote Zen in the workplace can help employees reduce stress and anxiety, encourage relaxation when needed, and help improve focus, performance, and overall happiness.
The quality and quantity of air in the spaces we inhabit has a direct impact on our health, wellbeing, and cognitive function.
Ever since technology first made it possible for people to work remotely from their colleagues, there has been speculation that the physical office could be dispensed with entirely.
“Workspace and work habits are changing,” says Goel. “We’ve already seen that you don’t need all your people to be in one central office to be productive, especially in urban areas with congested traffic.”
The tech-enabled workplace revolution, however, is expected to see a net gain in human jobs, a new report finds.
A new oral history of the Infinite Loop campus offers a glimpse into the culture of Apple as it worked to build the first iPhone.
The conversation about free-addressing proved to be the meatiest, with some designers seeing it as a much-needed means of democratizing the workplace and more accurately reflecting the way business is conducted today.
Companies are making major real estate and policy decisions based on what they think Millennials want, with the sole purpose of recruiting and retaining the best possible talent.
The Crown Estate has announced that it has been awarded WELL Certification at the Platinum Level for its head office at No 1 St James’s Market, London by the International WELL Building Institute.