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The Maker Movement: Impacting the Workplace
The artisan economy has a long tradition that shows no sign of stopping, but what factors are driving its current resurgence? How is it impacting the workplace, resimercial design, and even furniture and fixtures companies?
Project Files: BlueCat Networks
A forest setting and plentiful daylight, an easily reconfigured engineering lab, picnic tables, and video games are all part of the mix.
Episode 86: How Workplaces Compare to Cities
Project Files: HPE Erskine
At the Hewlett Packard Enterprise campus in Erskine Scotland, IA converted a 25-year-old manufacturing facility into a compelling workplace that represents a new way of working for a staff of hundreds. The design riffs on features of the building’s industrial past to create a fresh, modern commercial workplace.
Episode 85: The Benefits of Design Guidelines
IA Designer Jayne Leighty explains how design guidelines are becoming more commonplace and expanding their scope.
Telecommuting: the Genie is Out of the Bottle
Telecommuting is on the rise, driven by a decentralized workforce that can easily stay in touch through cloud-based programs like Skype, Slack, and WebEx. Particularly popular with millennial’s, remote working can increase employee productivity as well as enthusiasm and commitment to the job. But some major corporations have other ideas and are calling for a full-time return to the office.
Acoustic Design: an Esoteric Art?
What is a sensory profile and how does it impact acoustic design and user satisfaction?
Location Awareness: Bringing it All Together
IA Director of Design Intelligence Guy Messick delivers part three of his three-part series on Location Awareness. Messick focuses on bringing it all together and the process needed for a vibrant strategy.
Project Files: Jamba Juice
With the move to Frisco, Texas, the new Jamba Juice headquarters speaks to the firm’s energized, fun-loving, and youthful culture, connecting the headquarters’ experience to Jamba Juice’s 900 stores and the customer experience.
Retail Design in 2018: Store Aesthetics, a Shifted Lens
Everyone wants a bite of the Apple. Retail Managing Director Anthony Simon discusses the Apple-esque model and its impact on retail design and consumer preferences going forward.
Lighting in 2018: Diversity is Key
IA Director of Lighting Design Gary Bouthillette discusses diversity in lighting preferences and solutions for today’s diverse workforce.
Episode 84: A Day in the Life of a Design Director
John Capobianco, a project designer at IA, explains the critical role that a project designer plays in projects and IA’s offices.