Expert Insights

2 Years of Design Experiments, Data: Grind Grows Up

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“We designed a coffee bar that offers Chemex and pour-over brewing, which is a time-consuming process. So it could take 10 minutes to get a great cup of coffee in these ways, and that’s when serendipitous interactions occur. We design for that wait time.”

The 5 Trends at NeoCon

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It wasn’tquite as dramatic as the high-flying, pre-recession days, but after years of economic upheaval and the dumbing-down effects of aggressively priced commodity products from Asia, there was evidence of fresh thinking and design-led investment from some of the larger companies.

A Blandness Born of Internationality?

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Despite the possible onset of a universal and somewhat bland style of workplace, many successful companies such as Cisco, Microsoft, Nike, and Virgin Atlantic demonstrate that expressing their unique cultures in their workplace, is a key component in maintaining and uniting a successful workforce.

Death of the Cubicle

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An effective, cost-efficient work environment is an essential consideration for most businesses. So it comes as no surprise cubicle workstations have dominated office design for decades. Yet imagine entering an office where cubicles never really caught on…