New to the INNOVATION ZONE: Visual complexity in the workplace? All things in moderation

Should office designers aspire to orderliness or a degree of visual clutter? A survey of scientific evidence suggests a balance is required

Workplace designers and managers have more in common with Goldilocks than they might realise. Just as Goldilocks was happiest with porridge that was neither too hot nor too cold but that was ‘just right’, people who design and/or manage workplaces will find that workplaces with moderate visual complexity work best.

With moderate visual complexity, users are most likely to think and act in ways that have positive ramifications for organisations, and that’s likely to brighten the day of workplace owners, developers and users.

What have cognitive scientists learned about tuning workplace design to moderate visual complexity levels?  Plenty, it turns out.

To find out the scientific evidence, click here.