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No. 08 / 2018

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EXPERIENCE DESIGN News
Welcome back!

As I already mentioned in the last newsletter, I want to continue to tackle the topics of meetings and facilitation in a broader sense. One topic that is highly important to make collaboration and innovation work is spatial environment. Let’s dive into it!

 
Did you know, you can read all past editions here
 
THE GROWROOM
Growroom by Space10.

"The Growroom" is an urban farm pavilion and an example of food-producing architecture that supports an everyday sense of well-being in cities and in workspaces. It does so by creating a small oasis or pause-architecture that enables people to connect with nature and their senses.

Apart from being a nice central point for shared care and communication in the office, the green pavilion is also a great way to express a company’s connection to health and well-being. Check out the Growroom within the office environment of the healthcare start-up Joany, designed by Kelly Robinson.
 

The Growroom was developed as a project within Space10. If you wish to build your own for your workspace, you can access the open source design, download the cutting files for free and build it following the instructions here.

WORKSPACES AS A MIRROR OF YOUR COMPANY CULTURE

The design and furniture company Herman Miller (very well known for the Eames Chair by Ray and Charles Eames), have shared some results from their research on innovative companies at the leading edge of workplace strategy. One major insight they found: companies that think of their workplace as a tool for achieving business outcomes are more conscious about the kind of behaviors they want to encourage and discourage in the workplace. 

Asking the question of what behaviors one wishes to encourage or discourage inevitably uncovers true company culture, that is to say, sheds light on whether a company is focused on hierarchy, control, and line-of-sight management or whether a company is transparent, self-reliant, collaborative etc. These points create major challenges for anyone in the business of creating workspaces and furniture that invoke certain behaviors and that strengthen a company’s culture:

“How can I facilitate the necessary conditions for co-creation to thrive a sense of safety to contribute; engagement rather than disengagement; focus; a collegiality and a sense of the right kind of intimacy; the right physical proximity—not too crowded and not too far apart.”

Read the complete article here

NEW WORKSPACE PLAYBOOK
The New Workspace Playbook by Dark Horse Innovation.

Dark Horse is an innovation consultancy based in Berlin that supports its clients in creating product and service innovations. Dark Horse knows that space is key when it comes to creativity and innovation. It’s no surprise then that they’ve written about the topic in their recently published "New Workspace Playbook". In the book, they share their knowledge on how to tackle the challenge of transforming or re-building collaborative and agile workspaces. 

You can get the book as well as additional material to help you get started here (in German). 

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Thank you!
Yours, Claudia

Hello, I'm Claudia Brückner and I write this newsletter about experience design, human interaction and facilitation for you. It includes methods and tools as well as reflections on new ways of working, learning, meeting, collaborating and innovating.
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