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  • What McDonald’s can teach us about the business case for design

    Posted on December 19, 2013 by Charles Marks

    It’s up to you whether you think it’s good or bad news that the huge slide in profits and positive public perception experienced by McDonald’s restaurants during the first decade of the Millennium seems to have been halted. However, this reversal in fortune has less to do with its menu alterations than you might assume. […]

  • The paperless office is no nearer to reality than it was 30 years ago

    Posted on December 5, 2013 by Charles Marks

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    The first paperless office opened in the Spring of 1979. Designed by a management consultant as a model of the office of the future, the building in Washington DC was filled with the first generation of electronic scanners, microfiche readers and other products. A computer expert who was present at the launch recalls that the demonstration […]

  • Don’t underestimate the power of biomimicry in office design

    Posted on October 24, 2013 by Paul Goodchild

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    It’s easy to underestimate the role that biomimicry can play in interior design and architecture. This is usually based on some idea that when it comes to copying nature in a product, it’s simply about reproducing natural images. By replicating the things we see in the natural world, we are able to evoke primal associations […]

  • Co-working is very much an idea whose time has come

    Posted on October 9, 2013 by Paul Goodchild

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    One of the surest signs that the time for a idea particular idea has come, is when people apply it instinctively, without knowing what it is called or the jargon behind it. The greatest example I can think of to illustrate this right now is the idea of co-working.This is a form of working that […]

  • Reports of the death of the office have been greatly exaggerated

    Posted on September 10, 2013 by Paul Goodchild

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    People have now been talking about the death of the office for over twenty years. This talk always was premature because, although it rightly acknowledged the profound impact of new technology and new working cultures on office design, it also ignored the true nature of the office. If workplaces were just work-places as some of […]

  • We should learn to love our office design

    Posted on July 13, 2013 by Charles Marks

    We seem to spend a lot of time complaining about work and workplaces nowadays. But the truth is that not only that we need work to work to pay our bills, but that work is an integral part of what makes us happy. So we also need an office design that makes us happy too. […]