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?
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.
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?
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.