This was an academic research project undertaken at the Institute of Design in collaboration with Herman miller to understand the emerging landscape of workplaces in the omnipresence of technology.
Work environments are changing. The Digital era has enabled new spaces of innovation. People are increasingly picking up on the notion of co working spaces, but how do they fit within the greater context of the emerging work environment? Spaces that support hackers, coworkers, collaborators and incubators all fit within a similar network, especially within the modern city landscapes. Through this research project we attempted to take a closer look at these new spaces of innovation to inform ways of thinking about the evolution of the workspace. Through this paper, we introduce, analyze and synthesize our data collected through primary and secondary research processes with the objective of forming a comprehensive understanding of the new forces at work.
Four different kinds of work environments where under the microscope. Co-working spaces, Design consultancies, Hacker spaces and In house innovation centers.
We used semistructured interviews, observatio, probes and co analysis methods in this research process.
The analysis led to 7 design themes and 7 actionable guidelines.
Learnings: Co creation process, Workshop facilitation, Using probes
Challenges: Working towards a common research goal with a large team where each individual had a specific role.
Faculty: Laura ForlanoGroup members: Priyanka Marawar, Kunitake Saso, Aashika Jain, Keta Patel, Paul Sheetz, Minji Kim, Stefania Sini, Chia-ling Yu
Read the paper to know more- The emerging landscape of workspaces in the omni-presence of technology