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Data to designData to Design: the new information tools for designers

How can design studios leverage social data in the physical workplace? A new report by Humanyze and WORKTECH Academy outlines the importance of new sensor technologies in measuring collaboration in the office

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A good day at workA good day at work: the first stop on the long road to wellbeing

How can employees achieve five good days at work every week? New research suggests that the barriers to having a good day at work may not be what we think…

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Participatory design helps engagementWell by design: stop treating people like cogs in a machine

In the debate about better wellbeing solving the productivity crisis, could greater employee participation in workplace design be an answer? A new study suggests it can

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Royal Society research: another nail in the coffin of open plan?

The received design wisdom on going open plan is that it improves face-to-face communication. Not so, according to a surprising new study from Harvard Business School

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The choice of curves or straight lines is matter of science, not taste

New scientific research explains why curved lines might be more appropriate in some office environments while angular and rectilinear forms might work better in other situations

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Can a poor diet at work be fuelling our poor mental health?

The root causes of mental health problems in the workplace are many and complex. But what we eat and company attitudes to food are having a profound impact on our sleep and behaviour. Kate Cook looks at the links

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WORKTECH MunichFlexible futures: Munich’s path to a new blend of workspace

Seventy years on from the Bavarian Burolandschaft, WORKTECH Munich is set to explore a new blend of agile workspace that brings people, place and technology into a unified whole

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