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David Watts

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Building our MedTech team

In response to the growing demand for human factors & usability services in the medical and healthcare markets, we are growing our capability in this area. We are delighted to announce that Suzanne O’Connor will be joining our team in April, having worked with PA Consulting at their technology centre in Cambridgeshire for the last couple of years. She has particular expertise in the use of...

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22 Mar 2017
Impact of rates on workspace strategy
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Impact of rates on workspace strategy

This April sees the first rates re-evaluation since 2010 and it likely to have a signifiant impact on many businesses notably those in London where sharp rises in rates are anticipated. This change in costs for companies is going to have a major impact on decisions made on their workspace. This might drive a need to move and downsize or to try and get more...

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27 Jan 2017
Voice control in the future workplace
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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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12 Dec 2016
Central Working's space in Bloomsbury
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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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16 Sep 2016
Workspace Trends #1 – Pop-Up Teams
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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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07 Jul 2016
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