Inclusivity and Hybridization
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Inclusivity and Hybridization

As a global firm that works across all continents and market sectors and that boasts in-house expertise in varied specialties, IA has strategic insight into the forces propelling culture forward. A key facet of a designer’s job is being a futurist, identifying common threads that manifest somewhat differently in each industry and region. Link

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Accommodating our Four-Legged Family in the Workplace

In today’s workplace, you are more likely to find water bowls and leashes lying around than ever before. The tech industry is well known for allowing associates to bring their furry family members into the office, and in the glow of a growing number of studies supporting the positive benefits of pets in the workplace, … Continued

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How Graphics in the Workplace Create Sense of Place

FIVE EXAMPLES OF GRAPHICS THAT CREATE A SENSE OF PLACE. As we’ve written before, experiential graphic design can help establish the brand and culture of a company through its built environment.  A popular way to create connections and pride among employees to their work space is by linking that space to its geographic location. Graphics, such as … Continued

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Storytelling in the Workplace Builds Brand and Culture

Once upon a time, an organization wanted to appeal to new and existing clients, while inspiring both employees and recruits. They had an excellent product, offered quality service, and leveraged their brand power well through their public persona. The one place it hadn’t considered as part of its brand arsenal was its own workplace. Research from … Continued

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Introspective Space in the Workplace

The corporate world can be tough. With conflicting demands, excessive workloads, and distracting coworkers, it’s no wonder many employees are stressed out. In fact, a recent poll shows 46 percent of office workers think their job is bad for stress levels. For those working more than forty hours a week, it can be even worse.

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Strategy in 2017: Climates in the Workplace

The design philosophy at IA integrates qualitative and quantitative research to develop a workplace strategy that informs our design decisions. During our process, we use a systematic approach when analyzing the integrated management of people, place, processes, and culture. Because, as we like to state, data + design = positive business outcomes.

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EGD in 2017: Immersive Experience and Collaborative Content Drive Branded Environments

Experiential graphic design (EGD) enhances the connection between users and the built environment by highlighting shared values and culture. As workplace design pushes the boundaries of flexibility and expression, EGD applications are challenged to strike a balance between autonomy and resilience. Embarking on 2017, we predict immersive experience and collaborative content will drive our practice … Continued

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Big Picture: IA Design Intelligence in 2017

IA’s Design Intelligence group researches, adapts, and creates new technologies for our clients and design teams to best implement design and change. The group has explored workflows from Automated Programming to Virtual Reality, but what is it doing now, and what can we expect from design technologies for interior architecture in the near future?

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Wellness in 2017: Creating a Culture for Wellness

Well networked and armed with multiple devices, today’s professional is always connected but admittedly stressed, as the hazy line between personal and professional life continues to fade and the pressures of each impinge on the other. But research confirms that a work environment focused on wellness, with real opportunities for engagement and wellbeing, can make … Continued

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Lighting the Work Environment

Lighting plays a significant role in the built environment, impacting not only ambiance and functionality but also productivity and wellbeing—all of which are vital in today’s resilient workplace. Given the complexity of designing interior lighting schemes, an expert should be engaged for every project, whether an existing facility or an as-yet-built one. In the process … Continued