Design

Milan Design Week puts focus back on the creative interior

This WORKTECH Academy briefing reports on a resurgence of design creativity to address change with key events at Milan Design Week and the London Festival of Architecture.

Google’s new campus: team neighbourhoods catch the eye

This WORKTECH Academy Briefing looks at the flexible, modular workspaces under the curved roofs of Google’s Big View campus in Silicon Valley

Beyond the veil: rethinking headset design for a virtual world

Wearable tech such as VR goggles will become more commonplace with the rise of the metaverse. But can such headset designs ever bridge the physical and the virtual? The VR Veil concept proposes a rethink

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What does New York’s all-electric tower tell us about the next office?

This WORKTECH Wednesday Briefing looks at plans for JPMorgan Chase’s new global headquarters in New York, designed by Foster + Partners, and at current US labour market shifts

New LEGO campus opens with focus on play and sustainability

Five years in development, the new LEGO campus in Billund, Denmark, sets down a marker for the new corporate campus in the post-pandemic era of hybrid working

Extinct: the work objects that become obsolete before we do

Longer working lives will mean that many of the familiar tools and designs around us in the workplace will be retired long before we are. A new anthology explores the process of product obsolescence

Sustainable office icon designed for the desert sands of UAE

This WORKTECH Wednesday Briefing looks at a new corporate headquarters which is both smart and sustainable, and celebrates classic furniture reissues on Fritz Hansen’s 150th anniversary

Freedom through design: starting the inclusion journey

Addressing the needs of people with disabilities in the workplace should be more than a tick-box exercise. Tapping into the lived experience of people who know the challenges first-hand is a good place for designers to start