Designing for human experience
Living Office provides an updated understanding of people and their work, founded on elements that are naturally human—how we experience the world and what motivates us. Informed by this understanding, Living Office offers considerations for the arrangement of surroundings, furnishings, and tools to meet the needs of people and deliver an elevated experience of work.
A Place for every purpose, a purpose for every place
A Hive is a grouping of workstations that allows people to harmoniously engage in individual and collaborative work.
A Haven is a small shelter where focused work can be done without distraction.
A Clubhouse is a working neighborhood that belongs to a team assigned to a specific, long-term project.
Enabled by a clearly defined point of focus, a Forum supports the presentation and discussion of content.
Comprised of highly approachable work points, a Jump Space facilitates work for short periods of time between other activities.
A Cove is a compact setting near individual work points that enables people to work together for short periods of time.
The vibrant and dynamic heart of the landscape, a Plaza is a place where people can intuitively take the pulse of the organization.
A Workshop is the ideal setting for people to work together to generate the ideas that drive work forward.
A Meeting Space is designed to support information sharing—whether it’s a single speaker at the head of the room, or a group of colleagues conversing among themselves.
A Landing is an open perching spot adjacent to Meeting Spaces or Forums, where people can warm up before meetings and cool down after they end.
See how Herman Miller created a Living Office for its people.