How evidence based design is reshaping the very world around us

No firm’s workplace has been more talked about in the last few years than Yahoo’s and not always in a good way. But what happened and what lessons does it have for the way we all design and manage work?

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By Kerstin Sailer, Ros Pomeroy, Rosie Haslem

Edition 5 - May 2015 Pages 06-09

Tags: human resources • flexible working

In theory, knowledge from a growing body of research could be used to inform workplace designs In practice, this is rarely the case.A survey of 420 architects and designers by the Evidence-Based Design Journal (EBD Journal 2014) found that while 80% of respondents agreed more evidence was needed on the impact of design on occupiers,68% admitted they never reviewed literature and 71% indicated they never engaged in any sort of post-occupancy evaluation (POE). Only 5% undertake a formal POE, and even fewer, just 1% do ...

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