Design

googly eyes

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

cities

Utopia or dystopia? How work shapes health in our cities

As our polluted urban centres struggle to be great places to live and work, public health policy is now turning its attention to what happens in the workplace

Designing for the basic human needs of community and belonging

As experience and engagement rise up the corporate agenda, WORKTECH Academy’s Forum on the Future of Work 2019 looked for clues in different settings

Can Germany’s innovation powerhouse kick the habit of small offices?

Germany invented the open office concept but is struggling to open up to new horizons in office design, according to a survey from the Gensler Research Institute

Investment, consolidation and employee power: the flex market today

Office Freedom present a roundup of the latest trends in flexible workspace, coworking and the serviced office sector

Sustainability

Go for green: why sustainability is back on the radar in 2019

Sustainable design has been pushed down the corporate agenda by the buzzwords of wellbeing and amenity. Now it’s back – driven by millennial commitment to climate change

Next generation workplace design will look familiar – and very different

AECOM’s chief workplace strategist Nicola Gillen is lead author of a new book on the future office, as she explains in an exclusive video interview with WORKTECH Academy

Design briefing: working on the moon and other out of-this-world ideas

In our regular survey of design ideas you shouldn’t miss, we round up the latest developments - from Denmark’s tall storeys to urban heat islands and intelligent parking robots