Photos and key takeaways from last week’s Work Design TALK at LinkedIn’s office in Chicago.Read More
And our writer didn’t miss a beat. Click through for recaps from each panel discussion, and a video of the panel we sponsored.Read More
Grind has opened up shop in Chicago and, according to co-founder Benjamin Dyett, “This is the moment of waking the sleeping giant of workshare that is Chicago.”Read More
Gary Miciunas of NELSON, Michael Berger of Partners by Design, Ferdinand Dimailig of Box Studios, Renae Bradshaw of HOK, and Arturo Febry of IA Interior Architects spoke to a crowd of 100 attendees at Work Design Magazine’s AIA CES-approved event, “Designing for Employee Interaction” in Chicago.Read More
I was speaking with my father about the economic incentives given to buyers of electric cars when I realized there was a generation gap…Read More
You–Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve probably heard (or used) buzzwords to describe today’s office worker — these “communicators”, or “collaborators” might work in spaces we design called “huddle rooms” or “team areas”. But in a world where the design trends are growing toward a consultant-based workforce, where does teamwork fit?Read More
Productivity, efficiency, and flexibility are three common themes that arise when our industry talks about the future of the office. Mobile work is a reality, and studies consistently show that employees are choosing be work outside of the workplace in order to be more productive.Read More
Conflict management is a fundamental part of our professional environments and color affects our psyche tremendously. Clash in a work environment is bound to happen—different people, backgrounds, and ideas on how to do things.Read More
Today, far too often we still are inundated with wasting time, energy, and money by having \”â€œpeople waiting for materials and work waiting for people.–
LEAN construction can organize collaboration and improve our work process efficiency. It is one step in the right direction.Read More
With instant-communication based technologies increasingly becoming commonplace across the planet, we are beginning to see global — rather than local, regional, or national — design aesthetics emerge. So perhaps in the near future, elements like national pride, local climate, immediate geographical factors, and regional materials will not inspire our work as commercial designers.
But what if we re-commit to intensely cultural design?Read More
If we used all five senses to design our workspaces, would this make us — as end users — happier and more productive workers?
Most designers typically create spaces with only two of our five senses; namely, sight and touch. But maybe it’s not out of the question that we could use sound, scent, and taste when tackling a design challenge.
Perhaps a cohesive approach with all our senses considered would make our spaces more creative, joyful, and experiential.Read More
Commuting to work today requires time, energy, and money. But what if all of that could change?Read More
Let’s pitch the all-white and show some personality!Read More
Valerie Trent explores what they would look like and how they might feel.Read More