The physical features of the indoor work environment are closely linked to human behaviors such as creativity, teamwork, and leadership.
A recent article reviews a number of ways that architects designing school buildings are improving the acoustics in classrooms which are applicable to office and hospital conference rooms and any other environments where proper acoustics can improve experience.
Although several interesting products were shown at this year’s NeoCon show, in general the contract furniture industry seemed to be biding its time, and conserving its resources until sales for this economically depressed industry rebound.
Lab designers are now fully incorporating research-backed workplace design principles that have been used successfully in office spaces into the high-science/high-tech environments they are creating.
Lessons learned from the design of operating rooms can be applied to other areas where thoughtful production work is performed.
Recent research, which has combined an assortment of test conditions in a new way, has shown relationships among task type, office color, presence of scenic images, and workplace performance.
The Inspired Workspace makes just as significant a contribution to workplace design as Zelinsky’s previous books.
Achieving business success depends on the work activities and behaviors of individuals, teams, and groups. We start with our clients’ business goals and measure how well office design supports these.
Reduction in ambient noise—a significant environmental stressor—has recently been shown to improve workers’ image of their employers and attachment to employing companies.
Performance of creative tasks might be improved by placing leafy plants in the field of view of people who are trying to work creatively.