Tag: workspace design


12

Dec 2016

Voice control in the future workplace

With the introduction of Amazon Echo we seem to have taken a step forwards in voice control of devices and of our interaction with the internet. It therefore seems likely that at some point in the future, companies will start to offer products that introduce this way of interacting into the workplace. Some commentators have already suggested that we have reached “peak keyboard”. What does...

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Voice control in the future workplace

16

Sep 2016

Workspace Trends #2 – Incubator Spaces

The demand from start-ups for co-working spaces as well as incubators and accelerators is firmly increasing.  A recent CBRE report found that 40% of companies were using or looking at some form of co-working space.  Companies are driven by a need for a cost-effective space and one that can flex with their developing needs. Co-working spaces have to deliver on an unusual range of functional...

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Central Working's space in Bloomsbury

25

Jul 2016

Can employee engagement be improved by workspace design?

Making sure your staff are engaged with your business is clearly critical to success. There is plenty of research evidence out there to show that engaged employees are more productive, will deliver better services to your customers and will stay with you for longer.  But does the design of a workspace play a role in this? The first thing to say is that yes it...

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07

Jul 2016

Workspace Trends #1 – Pop-Up Teams

Over the next few months we are going to post a series of blogs on some of the trends that we are seeing in workspace design and the world of work. This week, we start with pop-up teams. For many organisations, the layout and space planning of their workspace is a constraint. It involves lots of heavy, single-purpose furniture and built-in IT infrastructure…none of which is...

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Workspace Trends #1 – Pop-Up Teams

23

Jun 2016

Value of staff involvement in workspace design

The creation of a new workspace is almost always linked to some form of change within a company. Often it is about finding new ways of working but it might also be a more significant organisational change. What is usually overlooked is the role that the design process can play in supporting this change. The new workspace is usually developed to facilitate and enable the change....

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A design workshop using a scale model

22

Jun 2016

CCD commissioned to design training centre interior

CCD, working in collaboration with AV specialists HyperSphere, have been commissioned to completely revamp the main training centre for an oil & gas company in Saudi Arabia. We are working to renew the interior spaces and integrate the technology into the classroom environments whilst providing increased flexibility in how the spaces are used by both instructors and students. HyperSphere, UK based global technology solutions provider, will be responsible...

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Example concept design for classroom

26

May 2016

Psychology of Collaboration – a talk from Herman Miller

Last night the CCD team attended a talk at Herman Miller on the Psychology of Collaboration as part of Clerkenwell Design Week.  The talk was based on research Herman Miller commissioned with Nigel Oseland. There was some interesting evidence on how poor many people see their workspace as supporting the work they are trying to do – around half of people think their workspaces is...

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Whiteboard areas in CERN's design office

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