slide 1: How can we create
workspaces slide 2: People need sound
A lack of it is the
for people who
work in open office
https://hbr.org/2015/03/stop-noise-from-ruining-your-open-office slide 3: At university students can work in their own rooms
libraries classrooms and cafes. Offices need to
accommodate the same by offering spaces for and
allowing movement between.
Quiet places where people can work alone.
Open areas such as event spaces / innovation hubs /
labs cafeterias etc. where people can work with others.
http://www.constructiondive.com/news/the-future-of-work-how-office-design-is-changing/415840/ slide 4: Similar to a quiet car on a train businesses can use an
empty office or unused conference room and
turn it into a “quiet room” that employees can go to
when trying to focus on an important task or project.
https://hbr.org/2015/03/stop-noise-from-ruining-your-open-office slide 5: 4 ways to reduce the sound level / absorb sound:
1. Use soft materials such as carpets.
2. Use soundproofing materials on walls.
3. Use acoustical ceiling titles.
4. Lower ceilings.
https://hbr.org/2015/03/stop-noise-from-ruining-your-open-office slide 6: A room divider is a possibility to create private space.
Examples of room dividers:
A freestanding wall.
A freestanding bookshelf.
A coat hanger.
http://www.quietrev.com/5-ways-to-love-your-office/ slide 7: Another way to create private space is to create
a signal that let others know you’re
concentrating and don’t want to be disturbed.
A signal can be something as simple as wearing a set of
http://www.quietrev.com/5-ways-to-love-your-office/ slide 8: When creating quiet spaces such as quiet rooms
phone booths etc. in an open office environment
make sure that it is fast and easy for people to use
In other words quiet spaces need to be close
to where people are.
http://www.fastcompany.com/3025567/how-to-fix-open-offices slide 9: A view of nature makes workers less frustrated more
patient more productive and physically healthier.