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Friday
Sep232016

Tech Trends of 2016: Color as a Language

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Editor’s note: this blog is part of a series on 2016 tech trends.

Color plays an important role in our everyday lives. It carries a lot of meaning, different for each person or culture. In the workplace, where the majority of us spend most of our time, it’s important to know how our brains react to the colors that surround us and what they communicate. That way, when designing these space, we can use color appropriately and with clear intention.

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Monday
Sep192016

Nearshoring in the United States

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“Everybody's doing it!” No, they’re not dancing to that great Irving Berlin song. The “it” that everybody's doing in the world of financial services is "nearshoring." Nearshoring? What on earth is nearshoring? You might ask, “Do I want to be doing it? What are the consequences?”

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Saturday
Sep172016

Why Shouldn’t We Feel Energised at the End of the Work Day?

Etsy’s New York headquarters. Image © Gensler.

Amongst the many questions included in the recent 2016 UK Workplace Survey was a seemingly innocent question asking respondents to what extent they agreed with the following statement: “At the end of a typical day in the office, I feel energised.”

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Friday
Sep162016

UK Workplace Survey 2016: The Science Behind the Data

How Design Drives Innovation, Image © Gensler

This post is part of a series of blog posts on Gensler’s 2016 Workplace Surveys.

Can we make UK office environments work better for everyone? The Gensler UK Workplace Survey 2016 (WPS) examined that question, in a national, online, panel-based study conducted using Gensler’s newly redesigned Workplace Performance Index® platform. Issued to 1,210 office workers, and distributed evenly across 11 industries in the UK, the latest edition of the survey is a continuation of our commitment as designer and consultants to understand how human experience is influenced by the built environment.

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Monday
Sep122016

Tech Trends of 2016: Lifestyle as Currency

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Editor’s note: this blog is part of a series on 2016 tech trends.

Tech companies are growing up. The hackable, playground spaces of yesterday’s start-ups are no longer speaking to the longevity and influence that tech has in our digital world. Beanbags and unpolished spaces are swapped for sophisticated lounge areas and refined whimsy. Tech companies are becoming more sophisticated and savvy when it comes to design, and it’s showing up in the workplace.

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