Tips & Trends

Integrating Lighting Into Our Connected World

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Thanks to industry developments, we now have a wide range of lighting systems at our fingertips. In particular, the tiny size of systems such as LEDs and OLEDs allow the designer to put light wherever it is really needed and simply leave it out where it is unnecessary.

Lighting the Workplace

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From a technical and design standpoint, the widespread introduction of LEDs into office settings provides long-awaited alternatives to standard fluorescent and incandescent lights.

WORKTECH11: West Coast Review

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Worktech11 represented a cauldron of innovation, not only for being hosted in Nokia’s Sunnyvale, CA, headquarters, but also because of the myriad in-depth discussions on the economic, cultural, and design implication of today’s workplace trends.

Balancing Efficiency with Effectiveness

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As we search for both efficiency and effectiveness opportunities, we can look at both “demand” — in truly understanding what people need to do their work — and “supply” savings in the way space and furniture are planned and managed over time.

Managing Conflict with Color

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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.

Optimizing for Mobile in a LEED Design

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The ultimate goal of a workspace design is to make the space not only functional, but aesthetically pleasing as well. Effective use of form and function promote employee health and happiness, which in turn promotes productivity.

Designing for Organizational Effectiveness

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Although a neat and organized workspace is a challenge in today’s busy world, maintaining an organized and productive space is well worth the undertaking. It very well makes up in terms of time saved, morale and productivity boost and improved service delivery.