Help Design Out Loneliness From The Workplace

Does your workplace bring people together? Or do you feel its design actively pushes people apart? Loneliness at work is a growing problem, and although advances in technology make it easier than ever before to be connected to others, in reality people are feeling increasingly isolated from their peers. IQL, in collaboration with British Red … Continue reading Help Design Out Loneliness From The Workplace

The Auditorium of the Future

At our recent Design and Management of Learning Environments conference, Ian Stickland of Charcoalblue spoke about his work designing and installing auditoriums, not just in learning environments and theatres, but also in workplaces. Whilst he covered the effects of the digital age in both the design and use of  lecture theatres and presentation spaces, even … Continue reading The Auditorium of the Future

From user-needs to construction: how Olympic House became a reality

From Day 1, the new HQ for the International Olympic Committee, Olympic House in Lausanne, has been positioned not only as a construction project but also as a transformation project by the IOC. As a result, a user centric approach was implemented to define the needs which were the basis for the international architecture competition … Continue reading From user-needs to construction: how Olympic House became a reality

Nudge Theory and the Workplace

In 2008 Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein published their book, Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness.  'Nudge' is a concept in behavioural science, political theory and behavioural economics which proposes positive reinforcement and indirect suggestions as ways to influence the behaviour and decision making of groups or individuals. Nudging contrasts with other ways to … Continue reading Nudge Theory and the Workplace

Drive Change and Innovate

Mike Kelly, Library Space Development Manager at The University of Manchester Library, attended our Design & Management of Learning Environments Conference in London and subsequently published this blog post on the event. Here's the first few paragraphs: read the post in full on the University's Library Services Blog.  "I recently attended the Design and Management of … Continue reading Drive Change and Innovate