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

The Role of Psychoacoustics in Designing Learning Environments

Nigel Oseland, Workplace Unlimited, and Colin Campbell, Saint-Gobain Ecophon, speaking at the Design & Management of Learning Environments 2018, on the early findings of their literature review on classroom noise and teacher personality. Despite resistance to open plan classrooms in the UK, the movement towards innovative learning environments continues in parts of Europe, especially Scandinavia, … Continue reading The Role of Psychoacoustics in Designing Learning Environments

Office Culture & Creating Workplaces for Wellbeing

Catherine Gall of Steelcase, speaking at our 2012 Workplace Trends Conference, on Office Culture and Wellbeing. It's interesting to look back on this six years later. Workplace has definitely moved on, but there's still much to do. Understanding local culture is vital to using space as a key strategic tool for global organizations. Whether you … Continue reading Office Culture & Creating Workplaces for Wellbeing

Activity Based Working in the Netherlands

Louis Lhoest of Veldhoen + Co, speaking at our 2012 Workplace Trends Conference, on the concept of ABW, just as relevant today as it was then. According to Wikipedia, the term "activity based working" was first coined in the book the Art of Working by Erik Veldhoen, Dutch consultant and author of the book The Demise of the … Continue reading Activity Based Working in the Netherlands

How (and why) happiness works as a business model

We aim to highlight new thinking at Workplace Trends events. Happiness and wellness are today's buzzwords, but even way back in 2012 we were honoured to have Nic Marks, whose happiness and wellbeing research methodology is world-renowned, give the keynote at our Workplace Trends autumn conference. Sometimes people think that happiness is somewhat frivolous in … Continue reading How (and why) happiness works as a business model