Hong Kong makes some changes

Peak progress for Hong Kong as workplace transformations gather pace

One of the world’s most dynamic cities has not turned heads in the past with its workplace design. WORKTECH Hong Kong 2017 gave four reasons why all that may be about to change

The sentient workplace is a hyper performance work space

Sentient, hospitable and flat-age: the shift from open plan to open work

As a focus on human psychology and behaviour begins to dominate the workplace design discourse, a new report on the future office sets out the forces of change that will remodel workspace to allow people to work at their physical, mental and emotional best

10 principles of human-centred technology

Behar’s blueprint: ten principles of design for the age of AI

Do we need new design principles for the era of artificial intelligence, robotics and smart environments? Leading industrial designer Yves Behar believes we do

Design supports peak-performance culture

Peak-performance cultures: why design should support and not lead

The traditional view that workplace design shapes organisational culture will be turned on its head by a sharper focus on corporate culture that leads design, according to a new book

World of work 2018

Global review: understanding The World of Work in 2018

The Global Partners of WORKTECH Academy have joined forces to create a compendium of new trends for this year. The future of work and workplace is explored under five headings: technology, design, culture, place and people

Design can help the ageing population

Taiwan tackles the ageing workforce with show of innovations

As Asian economies wrestle with the need to keep ageing populations economically productive, a travelling exhibition is demonstrating how new design thinking can enhance the experience of working in later life

Sydney talks the talk

Preview: Sydney set to explore communities built on communication

Changing the tone of communication, connecting up technology, people and place, and negotiating the future of urban development will be the key talking points at WORKTECH Sydney 2018 on 21 March

Wellbeing influences how we feel about our environment

Why perception of noise and objective recording can be at odds

New scientific research suggests that the state of employee wellbeing can make levels of noise, dust or glare seems worse than they really are – this is just one of several new studies throwing fresh light on the changing workplace