Workspace design and high performance environments
This project aims to map key design attributes shared by high performance, Activity Based Working (ABW) supportive workplaces.
This project combines subjective POE surveys, objective measurements of Indoor Environmental Quality and incidental physical activity and analysis/mapping of physical interior design attributes. Results show the significant role interior design plays in open-plan offices when it comes to workers’ satisfaction, productivity and health.
Candido, C., Chakraborty, P., Tjondronegoro, D. (2019). The Rise of Office Design in High-Performance, Open-Plan Environments. Buildings, 2019 9(4), 100. https://www.mdpi.com/2075-5309/9/4/100
Gocer, O., Candido, C., Thomas, L. and Gocer, K. (2019). Occupants’ satisfaction and perceived productivity in open-plan offices: lessons learned from high and low performance environments. Buildings, 2019 (9) 199. https://www.mdpi.com/2075-5309/9/9/199
Candido, C., Thomas, L., Haddad, S., Zhang, F., Mackey, M., Ye, W. (2019). Designing activity-based workspaces: satisfaction, productivity and physical activity. Building Research and Information. 47(3), 275-289. https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2018.1476372
Candido, C., Thomas, L., Zhang, F., Haddad, S., Mackey, M. (2018). The unvarnished truth about ABW. Ecolibrium, 17(6), 46-49 https://www.airah.org.au/EcoLibrium/2018/Ecolibrium_July_2018.aspx
In the media
- Human-centered design is the secret sauce for open-plan success
- How hot desking could have an impact on employee's productivity?
- Higher Learning
- The 'Willy Wonka' of design says we need to rethink our workplaces
- Australian researchers to put activity-based working to the test
- When does activity-based working actually work?
A/Prof Christhina Candido
Dr Shamilla Haddad (UNSW)
Prof Dian Tjondronegoro (Griffith University)
A/Prof Martin Mackey (The University of Sydney)
A/Prof Leena Thomas