Design

Making light work of constant distractions in open plan space

Having trouble getting ‘into flow’ in the office environment? A new traffic light system promising to cut down interruptions has reopened a familiar debate about the trials of working in open plan

Do wearables hold the key to the multi-sensory workplace?

Designing multi-sensory experiences at work can aid wellbeing and productivity, but a balance is required between architectural form and new wearable technologies

Will design thinking make your workplace architect redundant?

It is one thing to think like a designer. It is quite another to attempt a workplace design project without a professional to make it happen

Cultural touchstones: giving the tech sector a design narrative

Primo Orpilla of Studio O+A has been one of the pioneers of new workspace design in Silicon Valley. Here he explains how design typologies can help companies to tell their story

Elevate the spirit: Felderman and Keatinge’s approach to design

Ever since their pioneering MTV Networks project more than 20 years ago, workplace designers Stanley Felderman and Nancy Keatinge have been in the vanguard of new ideas

Switching settings: design pioneer in hacking your own workspace

Forget designing the office as a finished box for workers – start thinking about new ways to let people personalise their own space, says Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny of SITU Studio

On your marks: study with the Academy in London and Madrid

Do you want to engage with the future of work by studying the subject in more detail? The Academy presents two exciting design research opportunities for students

Designing utopia: Chile’s great experiment in cybernetic control

Utopian visions by 37 nations at the inaugural London Design Biennale largely ignored the work economy - Chile’s Counterculture Room proved the exception to the rule