Design

Information is essential: design of data in the age of Covid-19

Presenting clear, considered data is more important than ever in assessing the level of threat - and infographic designers are rising to the challenge

Neuro-architecture: why we need to weave in all the senses

How can we address a sensory and experiential disconnect in the workplace?  A more balanced and harmonious approach to engaging all the senses could make all the difference in an increasingly neuro-diverse world

Designing without boundaries: the office of 2040

What would the office of 2040 look like if there were no constraints? Fast Company asked five top designers and architects to shape the future

Picture perfect: digital images showcase the art of building

Awe-inspiring design is not often associated with the workplace, but why not? The winners of the Art of Building Photographer of the Year present some of the most inspiring images real estate has to offer

Rethinking the relationship between workplace design and leadership

Are workplace designers paying enough attention to what the new generation of leaders is trying to achieve? A new study calls for closer links as companies try to close the productivity gap

Hidden ecological impact of voice assistant devices exposed

The top award winner from the Design Museum in London in 2019 demonstrates that voice-activated devices in the workplace don’t come without an environmental cost

Will the theatre of work change the parameters of office design?

A new book by Clive Wilkinson emphasises workplace parallels with the theatre of the street and the market while a new report from Nespresso also predicts a convergence with public space

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The eyes have it: how robot vision learnt from Walt Disney

When people struggle to relate to robots without a humanoid form, the answer is to use the great animator’s trick of sticking on a pair of googly eyes