Trappings of the work environment have changed, but keep in mind when you embark on an office build out that the design process remains constant. Your new workspace starts with a quest to find out what kind of environment fits the work style of your employees. Physical space influences their level of engagement and well-being - significant factors for productivity in the workplace.
Boston was once known as the Hub of the Universe, and it can still feel that way for those who live here. After all, where else can you find some of the world's greatest universities within walking distance from world-class hospitals and a thriving community of tech startups? Boston is a compact, diverse city with lots of history and plenty of culture to enjoy when you're not working to change the world.
It's almost spring, which makes it a good time to consider what colors you see when you walk into your office. If you want to stimulate productivity and nurture a sense of tranquility in your workplace, there are serious reasons why you should include green elements, even after the St. Patrick's Day decorations have been put away. The principles of biophilic design present a persuasive case for integrating a connection with the living earth into your work environment. Here's why.
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Digital technology offers freedom from the constraints of the brick and mortar office, but people still gravitate toward sharing physical space where they can work with others. Productivity climbs when workplaces boost opportunities for face-to-face interactions.
From the outset of his career, Nikil Saval wondered why several offices he worked in looked and felt the same. His exploration resulted in Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace, which traces the evolution of office space from the early days of the white collar worker to contemporary Silicon Valley. Informative and entertaining, Cubed recounts some surprising answers to questions that teased Saval from his own cubicles.
This week we're featuring Aya Maceda on our Designer Spotlight! In 2013 Aya founded ActLAB, a Brooklyn-based collaborative studio that designs thoughtful and tactile bespoke projects with a strong focus on collaborative work environments, flexible spaces and communal places.
Workframe's CEO, Robert Moore was featured on Emerge Interactive's Mobile First podcast. He explains his vision for Workframe, his beliefs on innovation and where the commercial design industry is headed. Want to learn more? Check out the full episode below.
Research shows that office design that encourages face-to-face interactions has a bearing on productivity and innovation. Open layout plans increase the interaction quotient, but employees also benefit when office design incorporates diversity in the space to suit different work styles and tasks.
This week's Workframe Spotlight is on Betsy Helmuth. Betsy owns and operates Affordable Interior Design. She has appeared on the TODAY Show, HGTV, DIY Network, CBS, and NBC. Betsy studied visual art and theater at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. After graduation, she moved to New York City and was commissioned to paint custom pieces and murals. Betsy realized that the spaces for which she created paintings needed more than great art, they needed a focused design concept. She sought formal interior design training, and her portfolio won her an internship at Thom Filicia. She left TFI to open Affordable Interior Design, a firm that gives clients of all budget levels a beautiful space reflective of who they are. Learn more about Betsy and her vision for great office design!