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An acoustic board and spatial division solution,
inspired by calming solutions in nature.
Discipline Industrial Design
Duration 10 Weeks
Team 2 Members
Harvard studies reveal open office floor plans have decreased face-to-face collaboration, reduced productivity, and increased acoustic values.
How might we address the problems and pain points in modern open floor plans through furniture?
OPEN OFFICE FLOOR PLANS
Impacted by permanent architectural floor plans
Reduced collaboration levels
Lack of privacy
A major disconnect.
"The benefits of being close to co-workers in open plan offices were offset by factors such as increased noise and less privacy."
University of Sydney
MODULAR SPATIAL DIVISION
What do we gain from our surroundings?
Reduced employee absenteeism
Increased mood and feeling of well-being
Increased employee engagement
Reduced stress levels
Mental restoration & reduced fatigue
Drawing inspiration from the natural environment, these acoustic panels represent the feeling of intimacy and enclosure when walking through a lush forest.
Material choice must be be viable to source for office spaces. Safety, easy maintenance, and environmentally friendly are top priorities.
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