Revenge of the analog. Everyone is slowly, finally recognizing the failings of open office space designs.
A red flag when I walk into a shop is the lack of wall space for people to ideate and more importantly put work in progress up. An unfortunate feature of open office design. People sharing work via email or project management software has a horrible effect on the work and the culture.
If you didn’t design a creative space with walls usable of the display of work in progress you might as well leave out the toilets. In both instances, the shit just piles up.
“The more digital the company, the more analog the space should feel.”
Via The New Yorker:
The Analog Spaces in Digital Companies
Adapted from David Sax’s book: “The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter”