Design informed by research

In exploring the way people work and the impact of new technologies, we found collaboration — now more than ever — is vital. Individuals working together, to create, share and use knowledge, form the basis of organisational success.

Collaboration is dependent on three key factors:

Proximity to other co-workers is paramount. Confronted by the virtual world, workers increasingly view the office as a place to meet and interact.

Secondly, we need proximity to our tools, so we can express our ideas quickly and easily while we’re in the flow of discussion.

Thirdly, we need the capability to share our virtual world with others: plugging into displays and networking with colleagues, unhindered by geography.

Overhead view of five co-workers seated around a rectangular table situated perpendicular to an Arras Spine.